Friends Club won their final match in the A division super league 2069 against RCT who are the most disaapointing team in the Super league after their very superb performance in the first round.
Friends Club completely dominated the match as RCT players looked dull and they lacked interest in the match. On the other hand Friends Club too played in a slow tempo but they were trying their chance time and again with fruitless success. They hit some long distance shot in the first half which hit the woodwork in more than one occassion. Jagjeet Shrestha and Prakash Budhathoki hit their shot across the cross bar. The first half of the match finished goalless.
In the second half, Friends Club came back strongly again. Jagjeet Shrestha finally gave Friends the lead from the spot kick in the 61st minute of the match. Kuber Singh was fouled by RCT defender. Zikah Leonce Dodoz finally sealed all 3 points for Friends in the 92nd minute of the match as he scored a cool finish. Friends Club won the match 2-0 and moved to 3rd place in the table.
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24 March 2013
By Birat Rai (nepalifootball.com)
Nawayug Shrestha brace takes Nepal Army above New Road Team on head-to-head
Nepal Army and New Road Team faced today in what was a title aspired challengers duel, the game remained to its expectation. Nepal Army’s physical presence was seen from the start as they started to stamp their authority in the game. NRT seemed to be chasing the Nepal Army’s shadow. Two goal hero Nawayug Shrestha netted his first in 32nd minute when he met a low cross from the right wing by Tanka Basnet. He slotted is past the goalkeeper into the back of the net to the delight of hundreds of Army supporters.
Nawayug Shrestha added his second in the 50th minute when the defensive lapse made him open goal and he didn’t missed it from 6 yards. Army men were taking charge of the game. But out of nowhere Segun A Eyitayo returned a goal back when he converted from the penalty spot after the foul by Army defence. The game didn’t give enough of clear opportunity in the later part.
Nepal Army Assistant Coach BabuKaji Dhaubanjar:
“Our boys put in a lot of effort. We desperately needed a win at this stage and came back with all three points. Our next games with RCT and Three Star would tell us where we will stand in the table.”
NRT Coach Deken Suwal:
“The refereeing standard was poor today as he gave cards recklessly. Picking up 10 yellow cards in a league season is Rs 10,000 fine and we would like to stay from it. Our defensive lapse gave the army men the chance to score. We lost a must win game. And, our title aims are now in tatters.”
Manang Marsyangdi Club is finally getting momentum in the A division super league 2069 as it cruished past Machindra Club 3-0 in today's first match played at Dashrath Stadium.But it may prove too little too late at the end of the league as league leaders is marching bravely in their title quest.
MMC took the lead through their skipper Anil Gurung's goal in the 28th minute of the match. MMC was in control most of the time until they finally took the lead. But it took second half of the match before MMC doubled their lead in the 48th minute of the match as Chico scored. Chico is in fine form in recent matches as he showed by grabbing another in the 87th minute of the match for MMC. But MMC at least claimed their position by showing strong response for the title conclusion. Machindra Club tried to threaten occassionally but they were all unconvincing.
MMC coach Chhiring Lopsang claimed that they will not give up and will try their best till last breath. But title dream is very difficult as it's not in their hands. In addition to that he mentioned that his 4-3-3 formation resulted in a superb win as they changed it from normal 4-4-2. Overall he expressed satisfaction in his team's performance.
In the other hand, Machindra Club's coach Raju Shakya mentioned that the second goal was turning point in the match as they had prepared to make comeback in the match. He felt that the second goal mentally weakened his team's morale. He also added that he would try to achieve the best possible finish in the league despite some unconvincing performance. He also mentioned that he was satisfied with the performance of new debutant Serge Yennick.
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A Division Super League 2069: Friends Club out of title race as they play a scoreless draw with Macchindra
21 March 2013
By Birat Rai (nepalifootball.com)
Friends Club out of title race as they play a drab scoreless draw with strugglers Macchindra FC.
A Division League great performers are continually having its form fading away that is keeping them distant from the title challenge. The draw between Friends and Macchindra has not only set back Macchindra FC but Friends are now out of ANFA A Division of 2069.
In a rain soaked pitch both team couldn’t find their feet in the game. Due to the rain in the afternoon the tempo of the game never went as usual. Both team lost too many possession in the midfield and the few chances they created were never enough for any sides to score the goal.
A Division Super League 2069: MMC's 1 - 1 draw against Three Star Club falters their challenge for the title
19 March 2013
By Birat Rai (Nepalifootball.com)
Three Star inches closer to title after they hold title challengers Manang Marsyangdi to a 1 – 1 draw.
Three Star started with a sense of purpose. They started to take the game to MMC, and it paid them with a goal after 15th minute. Three Star Captain Santosh Shahukala hit the ball to the back of the net after some defensive lapse inside the MMC’s D-box. But, a goal down MMC started to get back together and a wave of attacks resulted in the equaliser eight minute after they went down. MMC’s No 99 Fils Sergio Chico headed in the equaliser in the 23rd minute when Three Star Goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong couldn’t collect a long ball.
In the second half, MMC played with a purpose to win. Anil Gurung missed a number of chances to give them lead. But, destiny was on the hand of Three Star who are still five points clear of second placed Manang Marsyandi after the draw.
Three Star's Coach Pradeep Humagain:
“Our player’s worked hard for the result. This was a good result against a team of MMC’s calibre. At this stage a single point is very important as the title challenge draws near. I used to be a fan of MMC but having been associated with Three Star has really changed my love for this club. We are hoping to get result against RCT in the next match and hopefully all the fans will cheer with us in the ground”.
Manang Marsyandi’s Coach Chiring Lopsang:
“We played the game as we wanted. But, the first goal we conceded really put us in back foot. Goalkeeper’s and defenders mistake lead to that goal, but we brilliantly equalised within minutes. We would have wanted to win the game, but no chances could be created. We are mathematically still in title hunt but it’s seems less now with this draw”