31 March 2013
By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)
Manang Marsyangdi Finishes second in the 2069 Martyr’s Memorial League after winning 2 – 0 against NRT
Manang Marsyangdi ensured they finished second in the ongoing Martyr’s Memorial League after beating aspirant NRT by 2 – 0. By clinching the victory Manang Marsyangdi ensured they were the only team in the Super League to remain unbeaten.
MMC after their goalless draw against Nepal Police Club played with some jest to win the game and had some purpose to win the game unlike their early match. They started the better of the two and it was in the 32nd minute when Shiva Shrestha gave MMC the lead. It was a placed finish into the corner of the net. Their second goal came from their charismatic captain Anil gurung when he swiftly passed the ball back into the net from penalty spot.
This win game them some shout where their league campaign was quite frenzy with lots of ups an down, change of coach and at a point out of league contention.
New Road Team finishes fifth with 35 points and MMC is second with 41 points.
NRT’s Coach Deken Suwal:
“We had a very strong season. We lacked focus in many easy games we should have won. We weren’t consistent and had poor results against the weaker opponents despite we had brilliant results against the big boys. Our club is facing financial problems and are in debt. That’s why we can’t attract good investment on facilities and players. But overall the club is satisfied with this seasons outcomes.”
Manang Marsyandi’s Coach Chiring Lopsang:
“Definitely the club missed out on the title, but as of when I took the charge our aim of getting the second place has been reached. We are unbeaten in the Super league and are very happy with the points on the board from the last seven games. The change in management also hampered the game play. I had a time frame of a week to prepare the team for the Super League and that was apparent in the field as the team lacked tactical awareness and team co-ordination.”