Church Boys four points clear at the top, Sherpa edge APF

  • 2023-05-19

API Power Church Boys United defeated Nepal Police Club 1-0 in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 and moved four points clear at the top of the table on Friday.

Milan Rai scored the only goal in the added minutes of the first half to give Church Boys the win at Dasharath Stadium.

Church Boys now have 36 points from 19 matches while Nepal Police Club dropped to 12th with 22 points.

The first match of the day between FC Khumaltar and Tribhuvan Army Football Club ended in 2-2 draw at Dasharath Stadium.

Jagjeet Shrestha put Army ahead in the 14th minute before Messouke Oloumou in the 35th minute levelled for relegation-threatened Khumaltar. Nawayug Shrestha put Army ahead again in the 51st minute only for Stephane Samir Binong levelled for Khumaltar in the 75th minute. Khumaltar are still bottom of the league with 18 points. Army are sixth with 26 points.

Himalayan Sherpa Club halted a spirited comeback from APF Football Club to claim a 3-2 victory at ANFA Complex. Khamir Gilsan Kandangwa put Sherpa ahead in the 10th minute and Messouke Etiegnie Oloumou doubled it in the 28th minute. Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle's strike in the 51st minute put Sherpa 3-0 ahead and looked like a comfortable victory for them.

APF, however, had put pressure on Sherpa with two quick goals as the match headed for a tense finish. Sanish Shrestha scored APF's first in the 87th minute before Yubaraj Khadka added another five minutes later. Sherpa however held on and clinged for the victory.

The victory puts Sherpa seventh in the table with 25 points. APF are 10th with 22 points.

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