Bansbari, Shree Kumari register win

  • 2021-02-24

Around The Himalaya Bansbari Club defeated Tusal Youth Club 3-1 in the Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division Club on Wednesday.

Bhisma Raj Ghimire scored twice and Anil Gurung scored in the win for Bansbari. Sunil Dhami scored a consolation for Tusal.

Ghimire scored the opening goal in the fifth minute and made it 2-0 in the 34th. Gurung added a third in the 54th minute. Substitute Dhami scored a spectacular in the 70th minute for Tusal. Dhami latched a strong right-footed shot after a fine solo run from the midline.

Tusal could have scored their second through a penalty in the 87th but Alone Rai's shot was saved by Bansbari's goalkeeper Roshan Nepal.

Bansbari coach Yugal Kishore Rai said they were delighted to scored three points after the resumption of the league. "Winning points in the very first match is what we had wanted. We will improve as the fitness of my players improve," said Rai.

Tusal's coach Naresh Shrestha said they lacked coordination in today's match. "Our wingers could not receive the ball as we had wanted. That cost us the match," said Shrestha.

After six round of matches, Bansbari are third with 14 points. Tusal are fifth with eight points.

In the second match of the day, Ashish Rai scored four goals as Shree Kumari Club defeated Shree Bhagwati Club 4-1. Rai scored in the 20th, 53rd, 64th and 77th minute for Shree Kumari. Nawaraj Gurung scored a consolation in the added minutes for Shree Bhagwati.

Shree Kumari's coach Sandesh Kumar Shrestha their first half-an-hour was best football they had played in the tournament. "The first minutes were really good. We had changed some players and it suited our plan," said Shrestha.

Shree Bhagwati's coach Sailesh Karmacharya said their midfield could not play as expected. "Our midfield was really weak. We also lacked defensive coordination," said Karmacharya.

The win takes Shree Kumari to eight with six points from six matches. Shree Bhagwati are 10th with five.

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