Kathmandu. Church Boys United has recaptured the top spot with its ninth victory in the ongoing Shahid Smarak A Division League.
Church Boys defeated Satdobato Yuva Club 1-0 in the match at Dasharath Stadium on Tuesday. Subhash Gurung’s goal in the second half was enough to give the team three points. In the 63rd minute of the match, Subhash gave the direction of the goal to the rebound ball from inside the penalty area.
With this victory, Church Boys rose to the top with 33 points in 18 games, while Javalakhel fell to second place with 31 points. Defeated Satdobato remains in seventh place with 26 points. Similarly, the two-time defending champion Machindra is hoping to defend the title by being in third place with 30 points.
The police retaliated
In the departmental derby match, Nepal Police Club defeated Nepal APF FC 1-0. The goal scored by Moses was decisive in the victory of the police in the match at the Anfa ground in Satdobato. Moses managed to score in the 61st minute.
With this win, Police have left the relegation zone. Police also took revenge for the defeat in the first leg match against APF. In the first leg, Police lost 2-0 to APF.
Police have climbed to the 10th position with 22 points from 18 games. Defeated APF also has 22 points from the same match, but it is in 11th place behind in head to head.
Army’s seventh equivalent
In the ongoing league, Tribhuvan Army FC has drawn the result for the seventh time. In the match at the Dasharath Stadium, the departmental team Army played a 1-1 draw with the Three Star Club. The first goal in the game was scored by Three Star. Laken Limbu scored a spectacular goal for the team in the 68th minute from the middle of the field. Army goalkeeper Vikesh Kuthu tried to save his shot, but he was not successful. However, Dinesh Heinjan saved the Army from defeat by returning the equalizer in the 86th minute. This draw was the eighth in the ongoing league for Three Star.
With this tie, Three Star rose to fourth place with 26 points in 18 games, while Army remained in sixth place with 25 points in 18 games.
13 goals—Mesuke Olomou (Khumaltar), Ankote Masobi (Javalakhel)
12 goals—Deepkaraj Singh Thakuri (Satdobato), Olawale Afiz (Machhindra)
10 goals—Rafiq Aminu (Friends)
8 goals—Fode Fofana (Javalakhel)
7 goals—Ajayi Martins (Threestar), Stefan Binong (Khumaltar),
6 goals—Sanjeev Bista (NRT), Kofi Kodu (Manang), Armand Beedom (APF), Jellespijung Karki (Army)
5 goals—Anjan Bishta (Church Boys), Navyug Shrestha (Army), Ahmed Hijaji (Police), William Opoku (Satdobato), Onguna Enkengu (Sankata)