Khumaltar edge Jhamsikhel, join leaders SatdobatoDespite coming on level with leaders Satdobato on equal 19 points, Khumaltar, however, remain in second spot on the basis of head-to-head record.
Khumaltar Youth Club came on level with leaders Satdobato Youth Club after a 1-0 victory over Jhamsikhel Youth Club in the Martyrs Memorial 'B' Division League at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato, on Sunday.
Mahesh Rai scored the lone goal as early as the third minute to seal the victory for Khumaltar. Despite coming on level with leaders Satdobato on equal 19 points, Khumaltar, however, remain in second spot on the basis of head-to-head record.
Khumaltar were defeated 3-2 by Satdobato, who have a match advantage over their closest rival, in their match on Friday. Jhamsikhel are 10th in the table with six points in their kitty.
Khumaltar assistant coach Binod Dangol said that his side failed to play to their potential. "I think the boys were tired after the high tempo last match against Satdobato. The match plan was properly executed only in the first 10 minutes and our players scored during that time," said Dangol.
Jhamsikhel coach Purushottam Dangol termed the game as an evenly contested affair. "The only difference in the match was that we failed to capitalise on scoring opportunities while the opponents utilised scoring chances," said Jhamsikhel coach Dangol, who also claimed that his side were superior in terms of performance.
In the early kick-off, Milan Limbu completed a hat-trick for Boys Union Club in their 3-0 win over Nayanbasti Youth Club.
Forward Rai opened scoring in the 21st minute and added second in the first half stoppage time as they were into the break with a 2-0 cushion. Rai completed his hat-trick in the 57th minute to ensure the victory.
With the outcome, Boys Union remain stable in fourth place with 14 points in their accounts. They have won three and drawn two matches. Nayabasti, who face a point deduction punishment for finishing in last two positions in the last edition of the league which did not have the provision of relegation, are fifth with 11 points.
Boys Union assistant coach Ranjit Singh expressed satisfaction at the performance of his side. "We played better than last game. Both sides are of similar level but we were better today and converted our chances," said Singh.
Nayabasti coach Chet Narayan Shrestha said that his side failed to maintain ball possession as per the match plan. "Our midfield could not play to their potential and injuries of our influential defenders hampered the performance," said Shrestha.