Machhindra Football Club defeated Three Star Club to overtake them and move to third in the table of the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Saturday.
In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Yuta Suzuki scored the only goal for Machhindra in the win. A shot from Afeez Olawale Oladipo was parried away by Three Star goalkeeper Purna Chemjong into's Suzuki's path who tucked the ball into the net.
The victory means Machhindra are into the top three spot for the first time this league with 27 points.
API Power Church Boys United lost 1-0 to Tribhuvan Army Football Club and failed to restore the three point lead at the top. Gillespye Jung Karki's only goal in the 43rd minute gave Army the win at Dasharath Stadium.
The win would have taken Church Boys above leaders Jawalakhel Youth Club but are now second due to inferior head-to-head difference to the leaders.
Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club defeated APF Football Club 3-0 in the third game of the day. William Asiedu gave Satdobato the lead in the 13th minute before a brace from Dipak Raj Singh Thakuri sealed the win.
Thakuri scored his first in the 36th minute and added his second in the 77th minute.
The victory propelled Satdobato to fourth in the table as the 17th round of the league concluded.