Pulchowk relegated to third divisionPulchowk Sports Club's defeat also gave relief to Jhamsikhel, the second from the bottom side, who have six points and were the other team struggling to avoid relegation.
Pulchowk Sports Club were relegated to third division after they lost their final match of the Martyrs Memorial 'B' Division League football tournament 2-1 against Nayabasti Youth Club at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato, on Wednesday.
To keep their chances afloat of remaining in the second division, Pulchowk must have won the match and Jhamsikhel Youth Club played a draw or faced defeat in their last match on Thursday.
The outcome meant Pulchowk finished at the bottom of the standings with five points. They have won one and drawn two matches while losing eight matches. The defeat also gave relief to Jhamsikhel, the second from the bottom side, who have six points and were the other team struggling to avoid relegation. Nayabasti finished ninth with 15 points.
Ashok Tamang and Bibek Gurung scored in either half for Nayabasti while Shyrab Lo Tamang was on target for Pulchowk. Nayabasti opened the scoring in the 19th minute through Ashok Tamang. Shyrab Lo Tamang equalised for Pulchowk in the 58th minute before Gurung ensured the victory for Nayabasti with a 63rd minute goal.
Earlier, in the kickoff match at the same venue, Khumaltar Youth Club (KYC) registered a thumping 4-0 win over Bansbari Club (BC) to finish runners up in the league. Aadhil Hamid put Khumaltar ahead in the 13th minute and they went into the break with a 2-0 lead after Prashan Awasthi scored their second four minutes before the half time. Ayush Ghalan widened the goal margin in the 48th before Mahesh Rai sealed the victory in the 77th minute.
With the outcome, Khumaltar came level on points with champions Satdobato Youth Club on 25 points. Satdobato were already assured of the crown and promotion to second division with two matches in hand and they could finish three points clear in the standings if they win their last fixture on Thursday. Bansbari finished third with 21 points.