Ghising fires Army to thumping victoryThe 6-1 win against Chandrapur guarantees Raju Tamang’s departmental side at least second place finish in the National Women’s League.
Rashmi Ghising netted four goals and Bimala Chaudhary scored a brace as Tribhuvan Army Club thumped Chandrapur Municipality 6-1 in the National Women’s League on Sunday.
Ghising put Army in front in the 10th minute after a blunder by Chandrapur defender Sushma Maharjan. A weak pass by Maharjan fell straight into the path of Army’s Dil Kumari Rana Magar just outside the box, who then dribbled past the erroneous defender before setting up Ghising for a simple finish.
Ghising headed in the 22nd minute to extend the lead, and Bimala Chaudhary rifled from 17 metres to make the score 3-0—before Chandrapur forward Rajani Thokar cut the deficit in the added time tapping a cross from Sunita Bholan.
But Ghising gave Army the advantage from the spot kick soon after the break when Chandrapur defender Rojina Shrestha tackled Army’s substitute Bhujanga Rai inside the box.
Chaudhary got her hat-trick in the 57th minute after Bimala BK picked her deep into the penalty box and added another four minutes later, firing brilliantly from outside the area.
The win means Army will finish at least second in the league standings. They have 25 points after ten matches and are two points behind leaders Armed Police Force (APF) Club who have played a game less.
Army had demolished Chandrapur 10-0 in the first leg and coach Raju Tamang Tamang was not happy with the result.
“We should have scored more,” said Tamang during a post-match conference at the ANFA Complex.
“But points matter most. We got three points today and I should be satisfied with that,” he added.
Chandrapur coach Noorraj Kafle lauded his side for an improved performance irrespective of the result.
“We lost the first leg with a huge goal difference. But today we conceded less which is definitely an improvement,” said Kafle.
“Our next fight is against Waling and we will give our best against them,” he added.
Chandrapur remain sixth, managing only six points after ten matches.
The champions APF, who have maintained a perfect record without conceding a single goal this season, take on the fourth-placed Nepal Police Club on Monday. They need only two wins from their remaining three matches to secure the title, with their second last match set against fifth-placed Biratnagar Metropolitan City.
In the other fixture on Monday, Waling will face Biratnagar seeking to increase the gap with Police. Both are level on 14 points but Waling sit above on goal difference.