Nepal Police draw with Waling Municipality

  • 2021-01-26

Nepal Police Club came from behind to play a 1-1 draw against Waling Municipality Syangja in the National Women's League match on Tuesday.

NPC's Rekha Poudel cancelled the lead Waling had taken through their Cameroonian player Metho Eludie Ruth.

After an uneventful first half with few chances for both sides, Ruth scored in the 53rd minute with a crisp left-footed finish. The lead lasted only for another 13 minutes when Poudel capitalized miscommunication between Waling's goalkeeper and defender to dink over the goalkeeper.

Poudel had squandered an opportunity in the 29th minute of first half when she beat the offside trap but failed to convert in one-on-one situation against Waling's goalkeeper. Waling's Metho's shot in the 31st minute had gone past NPC's goalkeeper but was cleared off the line by NPC's Puja Rana.

NPC Coach Sanjiv Joshi said they were unlucky to score when chances arrived. "We should have won today but we could not convert the chances we created," said Joshi.

Waling Coach Dilip Thapa said he was happy to stop the departmental side and earn a point. "We can improve further. We need to strike the right balance between the players," said Thapa.

The draw means NPC lie second in the table with five points, a point lead over Tribhuvan Army Football Club (TAFC) who play Armed Police Force in the second match of the day. TAFC can leapfrog NPC for second spot if they win against undefeated APF who claim the top spot with six points from two matches.

Waling lie in the fifth place with two points from three matches.

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