Machindra saved, Jawalakhel’s lead canceled « News of Nepal


Kathmandu. The ongoing Shahid Smarak A Division League has reached a very exciting stage. The league is exciting after the bottom team showed a great performance in the match on Thursday. Machindra Club was challenged by Friends Club, a team in the relegation zone. In the next match, Jawalakhel was stopped by NRT, which is in the lower order.

In the first match at Dasharath Stadium, Friends took the lead twice and Machindra was ready to taste defeat. However, Olawale Afiz saved Machindra from defeat by returning the goal both times to keep Machindra at 2-2. In the 67th minute of the game, Prakash Budhathoki scored a goal to give Friends a 1-0 lead. However, this advantage proved to be only for a few minutes. Afiz scored after four minutes to tie the game 1-1.

After this, Rafiq Aminu scored a goal in the 79th minute and Friends took the lead again in the game. However, even here, Friends could not protect this lead. Afiz scored again after 4 minutes. After he scored, the game was tied again. In the end, Afiz failed to score in two close range shots and Machindra was deprived of taking 3 points.

After this result, Machindra has 31 points in 19 games. The team is 2 points behind top placed Church Boys. However, Church has yet to play the 19th round match. Jawalakhel is in the second place. Javalakhel has 32 points after 19 games. The title race between the top three teams is becoming interesting in the ongoing league.

In the second match at Dashrath Stadium, Jawalakhel took the lead in the first half and showed a clear desire to score three points. However, in the second half, NRT returned the goal and tied the game 1-1 and the game ended with this score. With this result, both teams shared one point each.
After this result, the possibility of winning the title for Jawalakhel is getting weaker. Javalakhel did not do well in the second leg match. In the first leg, Javalakhel took the top position with a brilliant performance. On the other hand, after Balgopal Maharjan took over the leadership, the performance of the church boys is improving a lot. After the main player Anjan Bista returned to the team, the motivation of the players has also increased.

Afiz at the top

After scoring both goals for Machindra, Afiz has reached the top spot in the scorers list. He has scored 14 goals in the ongoing league. He also scored a hat-trick against Khumaltar in the first leg. He scored 5 goals alone in that match. Masobi from Jawalakhel and Mesuke from Khumaltar are in the second place. They scored 13/13 goals.

Manang also failed to maintain the lead

In another match held yesterday, Manang Masryangdi Club took the lead twice and could not save it. Manang had to draw 2-2 with Sankata Club. Kofi Koudu scored both goals for Manang, while Yusef Etris and Manish Dangi of Sankata scored the equalizer.
In the 19th minute of the game, Kofi scored to give Manang a 1-0 lead. In the 44th minute, Yusef scored a goal to tie the game 1-1. A minute later, Kofi scored the second goal for the team and individually, and Manang took a 2-1 lead in the first half.

In the 52nd minute, Manish scored to tie the game 2-2. After that, the game ended in a tie after no goals. This is Manang’s fifth draw in the last 5 matches. Since defeating Army 1-0, Manang has tied seven consecutive matches. Manang, who came in seventh place, has 23 points from 19 games, while Sankata is in eighth place with 22 points.



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