Manang, Police register win to ease relegation woes

Nepal Police Club and Mananag Marsyangdi Club won their respective matches in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Thursday.

Police defeated New Road Team and Manang defeated FC Khumaltar with a similar scoreline of 1-0.

In the game at Dasharath Stadium, Moses Gyabaah Twum scored the only goal for the departmental side. Police are fourth with 34 points while New Road Team are 10th with 29 points.

In the other game, Himalayan Sherpa Club and Friends Club shared points after a goalless draw at Chyasal Stadium. Sherpa are seventh with 30 points while Friends lie in relegation zone with 25 points.

The third match of the day saw Manang Marsyagdi score a late goal to defeat FC Khumaltar 1-0.

Roshan Rana Magar scored the only goal in the fourth minute of added time to secure the win for Manang. Manang jumped up to fifth on the table with 31 points after the game while Khumaltar are bottom with 24 points.

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Olawale's hat-trick helps Machhindra maintain pressure at top; Three Star, Sankata share points

Afeez Olawale Oladipo scored a hat-trick as Machhindra Football Club maintained pressure on leaders API Power Church Boys United with a 3-1 win over Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club on Wednesday.

In the match at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Olawale scored twice in first half and got another one in the second to take his total goal tally to 18 in the season leading the individual goal scoring charts.

Olawale gave Machhindra the lead in the 17th minute and added the second just before half time. He completed his hat-trick in the 56th minute before Jordan Pun Magar pulled one back for Satdobato in the 84th.

Machhindra now have 39 points and are three points behind leaders Church Boys. Satdobato meanwhile slip a place down to seventh in the points table.

In the other match at Chyasal Stadium, Three Star Club and Sankata Club shared points after a goalless draw. The draw means Three Star are now 10 games without a win in the league and stay at 11th in the points table. Sankata are a place below in 12th.

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Church Boys maintain title pursuit with Jawalakhel tailing

API Power Church Boys United maintained a four point lead over second-placed Jawalakhel Youth Club with a 4-1 win over APF Football Club on Tuesday.

Jawalakhel had earlier defeated Tribhuvan Army Football Club 2-0 to maintain pressure on the league leaders but Church Boys had the perfect response in the final game of the day.

A brace from Ananta Tamang and goals from Mausam Subba and Aashish Chaudhary gave Church Boys the win at Dasharath Stadium.

Subba opened the scoring in the third minute of the game before Tamang doubled the lead in the added minutes of the first half. Tamang added his second in the 55th minute after which APF pulled one back through Awas Lamichhane in the 83rd minute.

But Chaudhary scored one minute from time to give Church Boys the victory.

Earlier, a brace from Nkoto Synous Masoabi had given Jawalakhel the victory over Army.

Masoabi scored the first goal in the 56th minute and added another in the 79th.

Jawalakhel have 37 points from 23 games and are just a point ahead of Machhindra Football Club who play Royal Blue Satdobato Youth Club on Wednesday.

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Bottom-placed Khumaltar defeats Sherpa, Police overcome Friends to move fourth

FC Khumaltar defeated Himalayan Sherpa Club 2-1 to ignite their hopes of escaping relegation from the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023.

Khumaltar are still bottom of the league but are now just two points from safety.

Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle gave Sherpa the lead in the sixth minute of the game before Messouke Oloumou levelled for Khumaltar. Samir Binong then scored a spectacular to give Khumaltar the much-needed three points at Dasharath Stadium.

In the other match of the day, Nepal Police Club moved to fourth on the points table after a 2-1 win over Friends Club.

A brace from Anjan Rai completed the league double over Friends for the departmental side.

Rai scored in the third minute of the game before Bikash Thapa levelled for Friends. But Rai scored again in the 36th minute to secure the victory.

Friends Club are 13th after the defeat.

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