Sharmila, Rashmi shine as Army hammer Chandrapur 10-0The win sent Army up to the second with seven points from four matches, five points behind leaders Armed Police Force Club and two above third placed Nepal Police Club and Waling Municipality, both of whom are tied on five points.
Sharmila Thapa and Rashmi Ghising scored four goals each as Tribhuvan Army Club hammered Chandrapur Municipality 10-0 in the National Women’s Football League on Friday.
Bimala Chaudhary began the rout at the ANFA Complex in the 3rd minute. Defender Bimala BK found the unmarked striker who slammed past Chandrapur goalkeeper Yunisha Rai comfortably for her individual fourth for the departmental side. Sharmila doubled the lead in the 15th minute converting a pass from Rashmi.
Chandrapur opted for substitute goalkeeper Puja Thapa after 20 minutes looking to keep the Army’s goal scoring spree in check but in vain as Bimala BK released Sharmila again who got the team’s third in the 35th minute. Midfielder Sapana Lama made it 4-0 before the break with her solo effort in the 44th minute.
Army were more aggressive against the toothless Chandrapur after the break with Sharmila finding the net again quickly when she got her hat-trick in the 51st minute, again set up by Bimala BK.
Rashmi then scored her hat-trick within seven minutes. Her first goal for the Army and against her former club came in the 59th minute. She then brilliantly rifled into the net from outside the box three minutes later and marked the fastest hat-trick of the league in the 66th minute converting a cross from Bimala Chaudhary.
Between the quickfire goals also saw Sharmila getting her fourth when she headed past Puja taking advantage of a miscommunication between the goalkeeper and a defender in the 64th minute.
Rashmi then wrapped up the win in the 84th minute scoring her fourth goal.
The win sent Army up to the second with seven points from four matches, five points behind leaders Armed Police Force Club and two above third placed Nepal Police Club and Waling Municipality, both of whom are tied on five points.
Army coach Raju Tamang said it was a crucial three points for his side after their earlier loss against APF.
“We needed three points. We scored early and added nine more. We deserved it,” said Tamang.
Chandrapur assistant coach Chitra Darlami Magar said they conceded goals due to the weak defence line-up.
“Army is a strong team and our defence is weak,” Magar said. “Moreover, our key players are injured which has affected our game.”
Biratnagar Municipality will take on Chaudandigadhi Municipality, while Waling Municipality will face APF on Saturday.