Manang steal point against Jawalakhel, NRT draw Friends

  • 2023-05-14

Jawalakhel Youth Club missed a golden chance to strengthen their lead at the top of the table after Manang Marsyangdi Club came from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and snatch a point on Sunday.

In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Nkoto Synous Masoabi and Hishub Thapaliya gave them the 2-0 lead. Masoabi scored the team's first in the 34th minute before Thapaliya doubled it in the 75. But Bhison Gurung's goal in the 81st minute and Sumit Shrestha's leveler in the first minute of the added time secured a point for Manang.

Leaders Jawalakhel could have taken a three points lead at the top but had to be content with just one.

In the other match at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, New Road Team and Friends Club shared an entertaining 2-2 draw.

Rafiq Aminu gave Friends the lead in the 28th minute but an own goal from Amit Tamang levelled the game for New Road Team. Tamang, however, made amends and restored the lead in the 66th minute from the penalty spot. When Jean Anicet Mboumi missed the penalty for New Road Team with 10 minutes remaining, Friends thought they had won the match only for Nicolas Serge Song scoring one minute from time to level the game.

The draw means New Road Team are eighth with 22 points and Friends have 20 points and are in the 11th place.

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