Biratnagar Metropolitan City Morang registered their first win of the National Women's League with a 5-0 win over Chandrapur Municipality Rautahat.
Kusum Khatiwada scored a hattrick for Biratnagar in the big win. Anu Rai and Sarita Sherpa scored the other two goals.
Khatiwada opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Rai scored in the 32nd minute to make it 2-0 before the break.
Sherpa scored in the 63rd minute and Khatiwada scored two goals in two minutes to complete her hattrick. She scored her second in the 69th and added her third a minute later.
The closest Chandrapur came to scoring was when Sabita Rana Magar hit the upright in the 56th minute.
Biratnagar coach Paras Chaudhary said their attacking strategy worked in today's game. "Our players were nervous while playing against departmental teams. But today we played well," said Chaudhary. Player of the Match Khatiwada said she was happy to contribute to the team in today's win.
Chandrapur assistant coach Chitra Darlami Magar said they were not expecting such a heavy loss. "We have defensive problems as our key defenders are injured. That has badly affected our game," he said.
With the win, Biratnagar leapfrog Chandrapur to fourth place with four points. Chandrapur lie fifth with three points.