Tribhuvan Army Football Club (TAFC) defeated Waling Municipality Syangja 2-0 and remain in pursuit of the National Women's League title on Tuesday.
Sharmila Thapa opened the scoring and Pushpa Gurung scored into her own goal in the first half to give TAFC the win at ANFA Complex in Satdobato.
Thapa scored in the first minute while Gurung deflected another just three minutes before half-time in her own net in TAFC's win.
TAFC coach Raju Tamang said he was happy to emerge as winners against a tough opponent as Waling. "The early goal helped our cause. Our defense was also good today stopping their strikers," said Tamang.
Waling coach Dilip Thapa said conceding early goal put them under pressure. "My players did well but the early goal put pressure on us. That goal changed the context of the game," said Thapa.
TAFC reduced the gap over table-toppers Nepal Armed Police Force Club (APF) to two points. Waling are third on the table with a point above Biratnagar Metropolitan City Morang and three points above Nepal Police Club.