NRT defeat Khumaltar in thriller, Police out of bottom zone after Sankata Victory

  • 2023-05-12

New Road Team came from 2-0 down to defeat FC Khumaltar 3-2 in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Friday.

In the final match of the day at Dasharath Stadium, Stephane Samir Binong and Rajiv Lopchan gave Khumaltar the two-cushion lead inside the 40th minute. Binong scored the team's first in the 32nd minute and Lopchan added another seven minutes later.

NRT, however, had the final say with Bikram Dhimal and Lalnunzama scored twice in two minutes before Nicolas Serge Song wrapped up the points.

Dhimal pulled one back in the 62nd minute and Lalnunzama scored another two minutes later. Song completed the comeback with the team's third goal in the 84th minute.

Nepal Police Club defeated Sankata Club 2-1 to climb out of the relegation zone in the first match of the day. Moses Gyabaah Twum gave Police the lead in the eighth minute before Nishan Khadka levelled the game in the 23rd minute.

Muhammed Ashiq Shoukathali scored the winning goal for Police in the 79th minute to complete the victory. Police now have 19 points, level with Friends Club but above them due to super head-to-head difference.

The second match of the day at ANFA Complex between Himalayan Sherpa Club and Manang Marsyangdi Club ended in 1-1 draw. Nirajan Dhami gave Manang the lead in the 14th minute with Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle levelling for Sherpa in the 36th.

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