APF Football Club (APF) came from behind to defeat Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) 3-1 in Dasharath Stadium and secure their top-flight status in the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2021/22.
APF have climbed up to eighth on the table with 14 points from 11 games and opened up a seven points lead over 13th placed Brigade Boys Club with two games to play.
The defeat also means MMC's second-place ambitions have taken a blow. MMC could have stretched their lead over Tribhuvan Army Football Club but are just a point above them in the table.
Aashish Lama, Mani Kumar Lama and Nabin Lama scored in the 3-1 victory for APF after Anjan Bista had given MMC the lead.
Bista helped MMC take the lead in the 36th minute before Aashish levelled the score in the 40th. Mani Kumar gave APF the lead in the 82nd minute before Nabin finished the game in the 87th.
In the other game of the day at ANFA Complex, Stephane Binong's solitary goal helped New Road Team to a 1-0 win over Sankata Club. Binong scored in the 28th minute to give NRT the victory.
NRT jumped to fifth in the table with Sankata on sixth.