Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) played a 1-1 draw against Himalayan Sherpa Club (HSC) in the Martyr's Memorial 'A' Division League 2023 on Saturday.
MMC's Roshan Rana Magar's 15th minute strike was cancelled out by HSC's Suresh Kumal five minutes from time.
MMC's head coach Kiran Shrestha said he was happy with the overall result of the match but saw plenty of areas to improve. "We started good and were under no pressure in the first half. We were dominant in majority of the game and satisfied with the overall result," said Kiran.
HSC's Suman Shrestha said they would have loved to win the match against MMC. "We wanted to win and played attacking game mostly in the second half. We have to be happy with a point because our foreign players lack match fitness and have taken part in just one single training session," coach Suman said.
New Road Team will play against Satdobato Youth Club in the first match at Chyasal Stadium at 2:30 pm. Tribhuvan Army Football Club face Sankata at Dasharath Stadium at the same time while the final match of first round will be played between Machhindra Football Club and Jawalakhel Youth Club at 5:30 pm at Dasharath Stadium.