Police, APF play dull 1-1 draw

  • 2022-02-22

Nepal Police Club (NPC) and APF Football Club (APF) played a 1-1 draw in the Qatar Airways Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2021/22 on Tuesday.

NPC scored the fastest goal of the league after just 23 seconds only for APF to score the leveler late in the first half.

Suman Lama scored capitalizing on a mistake by Adama Doumbia whose poor clearance fell straight to Lama. With APF goalkeeper Yuya Kuriyama also rushing towards the ball, Lama scored into an open net to give the lead.

Pradip Lama levelled for APF in the 41st minute with NPC's goalie Satrughan Chaudhary conceding a soft goal in the process.

APF's head coach Kumar Thapa said he was not happy with how his players approached the match today. "I am not happy with the defensive and offensive approach by my players. We should not have played like today, it was worst performance by us so far in the league. I think my players took the game lightly after escape from relegation," said Thapa.

NPC's head coach Ananta Raj Thapa said it was a tough match for both the sides. "We scored early but conceded later on. It was a good game but a tough one," said Thapa.

Both the teams are unmoved from their previous position in the table after the draw.

The second match of the day will be played between Tribhuvan Army Football Club and Sankata Club.

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