Manang Marsyangdi Club will rue missing on closing the gap against league leaders Three Star Club as they were held to a draw by Friends Club in the ongoing A division super league 2069.
MMC played without their regular skipper Anil Gurung as he was sent off in their previous encounter against Nepal Army Club. Friends Club got to a flying start as their attacking pursuit resulted them taking lead in the 19th minute of the match. Prakash Budhathoki scored the opening goal as Friends Club took the lead. The goal finally spurred MMC players in the match as they started to get into attacking rhythm. Chico scored the leveller for MMC in the 43rd minute of the match. The first half of the match finished with both teams scoring once.
The second half of the match also started brightly for Friends Club as they once again took the lead in teh 53rd minute of the match. Oumar Cheik scored for Friends with a brilliantly taken shot. Mbile Stephen again pulled back the equalizer for MMC in the 66th minute of the match as Friends defenders were caught napping. Both the teams tried desperatley to get the killer goal but were left frustrated as they were unable to score any more goals. At the end of the day, a point shared by both was a fair result as both the teams stood equal with each other.