Promotion battle goes to final round after Khumaltar's victory, Jhamsikhel relegated

  • 2022-04-06

Khumaltar Youth Club defeated Nayabasti Youth Club 4-0 on Wednesday and ensured their promotion battle against Ranipokhari Corner Team will go to the final round in the Martyr's Memorial 'B' Division League 2078.

On the day which confirmed Jhamsikhel Youth Club's relegation to C Division, Khumaltar needed a win to stay in promotion hunt and delivered in style.

Bikrant Narsingh Rana's double in the added time after Sabin KC and Aashish Shrestha's goals earlier gave Khumaltar a comfortable win against Nayabasti. KC scored in the 19th minute and Shrestha had scored in the 74th. Rana then scored twice in the space of three minutes of added time to secure the win.

Second-placed RCT with 21 points are two points above Khumaltar on third. If RCT win their final match against Tushal Youth Club, they will be promoted to A Division. But if they fail to win and Khumaltar win their final match against Samajik Youth Club, Khumaltar will go up.

The battle to escape relegation at the bottom will also go to the wire as Boys Union Club defeated Madhyapur Youth Association 1-0 in the first match of the day. Riwosh Maskey scored the only goal in the 20th minute.

Suresh Khatri's double in the sixth and 45th minute gave Samajik Youth Club a much-needed win against Tushal Youth Club. Following Jhamsikhel's relegation, Madhyapur, Tushal, Samajik Youth all are fighting the battle in the final day to escape relegation.

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