A Division Super League 2069: Macchindra loses the chance to get on par with MMC as they were held to a draw by Army


18 March 2013

By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)

Nepal Army and Macchindra share the spoils after Deepak Rai sees the red.

Macchindra FC lost the chance to equal the point’s tally of MMC as they lost their composure at the back for Nepal Army Club to equalize.

Macchindra FC’s Karna Limbu’s cross was deflected into its own net by Army’s Jeetendra Karki in added time of first-half gave the lead for MFC. Eventhough Army had the better game during the first half, it was Macchindra’s goalkeeper Dinesh Thapa who denied any NAC’s goal scoring opportunity.

The game was in the control of NAC in the second half as well. With few counter attacks by the Macchindra’s players kept Army defenders on toes. It was a great one-on-one save against MFC’s Bishal Rai ‘A’ by Army glovesman Ganga Ram Deuja to keep the score in 1 – 0. The Army men’s attack finally paid them as they hit the equalizer on the second minutes of the added time in the second-half. Nawa Yug Shrestha scored the equalizer as he was left unmark at the far post, where he coolly headed it towards goal to the dismay of MFC’s defenders who thought he should have been off-side. Due to incessant protest by MFC’s Captain Deepak Rai, he received the marching orders after he was shown a second yellow for bad decent.

Nepal Army Club Assistant Coach Babu Kaji Dhaubanjar:

“Bharat Khawas missed a number of chances to give us lead that’s why we had to settle for a draw in the end. Our game is improving in every game. But, we are out of the title race. I’m very happy with the boy’s performance in this game than the previous games in Super League”

Macchindra FC Coach Raju Kaji Shakya:

“We played okay as Army’s team is a physically competent team. We tried to play tactically with short passes and quick interchange but we missed a number of passes that caused us to lose the two points in the end. Also, Bishal Rai ‘A’ is currently playing with an injured knee. But, today’s dismissal of Captain Deepak Rai will be more costly in the title race.”

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A Division Super League 2069: MMC halted to a draw by Friends

mmc celebrationManang 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.

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A Division Super League 2069: MMC wins despite the dismissal of Captain Anil Gurung against Nepal Army Club

13 March 2013,

By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)

anil gurung celebraationManang Marsyandi registers a win against Nepal Army but Anil Gurung’s dismissal could cost them a shot at title

Club Captain Anil Gurung gave the perennial Champions a chance to close the gap and leap-frog Macchindra into second position who earlier won against RCT.

Anil Gurung scored in six minutes early into the game. Manang Marsyangdi had a perfect start to the game. Anil Gurung headed in from 3 yards, when he was left unmarked at the far post. A Sujal Shrestha’s cross from the left flank couldn’t be dealt well by the Nepal Army’s defence and it fell kindly for Anil Gurung to head in MMC’s first goal. MMC then looked comfortable in the game. Despite some brilliant display by No 15 Raju Tamang for Army there was no worth watching for the departmental side. Bharat Khawas was nowhere in the game, as MMC’s midfield had a major share of possession.

Into the second-half, MMC displayed and played with similar nerve as they had before the start. But, a hand-goal attempt by MMC’s Captain Anil Gurung earned him his second Yellow card and subsequent dismissal in the 64th minute. Nepal Army Club then taking the man advantage started to dart forward. MMC went into defensive game and start to have a shaky spell in the game. But, the defenders played well till the Referee blew his whistle and MMC ran out 1 – 0 winners.

MMC’s Coach Chiring Lopsang:

“We wanted all three points and we got them. We dominated well in the game until Anil’s disimissal. He should have been cautious about getting a second yellow. His absence may hurt the team. He is the only recognised striker in our team. Our next game is against Friends and that may decide whether we can still challenge for the title”.

Nepal Army’s Assistant Coach Babu Kaji Dhaubanjar:

“Our players played with a sense of nervousness. They couldn’t deal well with the early goal and we never went into the game than after. Our chances of title looks doomed, but 2nd position looks realistic now. Our two consecutive defeats in the super league have erased our hope of title after 2063.”

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A Division Super League 2069: Manang Marsyangdi takes it revenge on RCT with an resounding 2-0 victory

mmc vs rct 14Monday, 11 March 2013,

MMC closes the gap on league leaders Three Star to Six points

MMC showed their prowess against a weak RCT team. They started from strength to strength from start with their No 99 Fils Sergio spear heading the attack. RCT’s Goalkeeper Prem Tamang was called upon numerous time to keep the score sheet in balance. It was heading towards a goalless first half, but a foolish mistake by the RCT goalkeeper by fumbling the ball in the goal line. MMC’s no 99 was on line to toe poke the goal to put MMC ahead just seconds before the referee blew the first half whistle.

Second half was no different story. MMC took charge of the game. And, it took 69th minute for Shiva Shrestha to score MMC’s second goal. The RCT’s defence line couldn’t clear the goal from a set-piece and Shiva Shrestha was just inside D-box to hit the ball to the roof of the net.After conceding the second goal RCT never came back into the game.

RCT’s coach Madhu Karki was unhappy with the player’s passion to play the game. He told, “We have had just a week’s preparation for the Super Leauge, which is why his boys couldn’t match the physical side of the game. Amar Dongol also didn’t have a resounding game according to his qualities”.

MMC’s coach Chiring Lopsang taking the helm after Krishna Thapa quit over personal dissatisfaction over his performances was elated with the victory. He said,”I have made some tactical changes and the lads adjust well to it. Because of this, my boys had created a host of chances but 2 – 0 margin is a satisfactory result. We are now targeting the first place and hoping for Three Star to slip”

A Division Super League 2069: Friends Club thwart Nepal Army Clubs chance to close the gap with the league leaders with an close 2-1 win

tac vs friends18In what was a perfect chance to capitalize on the slip by league leaders Three Star’s loss, Nepal Army Club failed to close the gap as they lost 2 – 1 against a spirited Friends Club.

The game started with a good pace, but as the tempo started to kick in both sides missed a numerous opportunity to take the lead. But, with a swift play on the right wing and a beautiful cross made it 1 – 0 for Friends Club when Prakash Budathoki headed in the first goal of the match. The header was a perfect poacher’s goal as the Nepal Army Goalkeeper just only could stare the ball hitting the back of the net.