Rashmi Ghising scored four times and Bimala Chaudhary hit two as Tribhuvan Army Football Club (TAFC) defeated Chandrapur Municipality Rauthat 6-1 in the National Women's League match on Sunday.
Ghising opened the scoring in the 10th minute before adding another in the 22nd minute. Chaudhary made it 3-0 with the team's third a minute later. Rajani Thokar pulled one back for Rautahat in the first minute of added time in the first half after a mistake by TAFC goalkeeper Anjana Rana Magar.
TAFC were awarded a penalty in the 50th minute after Ghising was fouled by Rojina Shrestha which Ghising converted. Chaudhary scored her second in the 56th and Ghising added her fourth five minutes later.
TAFC now have 11 points lead over Waling Municipality Syangja and are guaranteed to finish at least second in the ongoing league. Their gap over leaders Nepal Armed Police Force Club (APF) is two points but TAFC have played a game more.
TAFC coach Raju Tamang said they should have scored more against the team they thrashed 10-0 in the first leg. "But what matters more is the result and we got three points today," said Tamang.
Chandrapur coach Noorraj Kafle was satisfied with the performance with the team. "We lost with a bigger scoreline in first leg. Conceding only six is improvement," said Kafle.
With two games remaining, Chandrapur, with six points after 10 matches, are now guaranteed to finish sixth with Biratnagar seven points above them and Chaudandigadhi six points below them. Pointless Chaudandigadhi are six points below Chandrapur but are unlikely to leapfrog Chandrapur even if they win their remaining two matches. They have lost the first leg and conceded more than double goals than Chandrapur.