Waling overcome Chandrapur 3-0, jump to thirdDilip Thapa’s side will drop to fourth in the league standings if Nepal Police Club beat bottom club Chaudandigadhi Municipality at the Dasharath Stadium.
Waling Municipality ended their National Women’s League campaign with a 3-0 win over strugglers Chandrapur Municipality on Thursday that moved them up to third in the league standings.
At the ANFA Complex, Hima Rawat put Waling in front in the 17th minute. Their Cameroonian recruit Metho Eludie Ruth doubled the lead two minutes after the break and Amisha Karki rounded off the victory in the 54th minute.
Armed Police Force (APF) Club clinched the league title on Wednesday even before contesting their remaining last two matches, after second-placed Tribhuvan Army Club faltered in their title chase drawing to Police earlier in the day.
Army, who have 26 points, are guaranteed a second-place finish in the league. APF have accumulated 33 points after they beat Biratnagar Metropolitan City 1-0 on Wednesday.
In their last-round match, the APF and Army are set to clash at the Dasharath Stadium on Friday.
Below the top two, the race for third place is still on for Police, currently on fifth spot with 15 points and a game in hand. The win against Chandrapur gave Waling 17 points after 12 matches, placing them in third at the end of the day. But Police can topple them if they beat winless Chaudandigadhi in their last match, which is also scheduled for Friday.
Biratnagar, who have 16 points, finished fourth in the table.
Waling coach Dilip Thapa was unhappy with the result.
“We had hoped for a strong finish in the league but that did not happen,” said Thapa.
Chandrapur have nine points and finish sixth in the league.
“The match was not so important to us because we would finish sixth irrespective of a win or loss,” said Chandrapur coach Noorraj Kafle.
“We need to move on,” Kafle added.