Church Boys defeat FC Khumaltar; Three Star, Friends share points

  • 2023-03-07

Church Boys United defeated FC Khumaltar 3-1 in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Tuesday.

In the other match of the day, Three Star Club share points Friends Club in a tense match at Chyasal Stadium.

In the match played at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, forward Ashish Chapagain scored a brace in Church Boys win. He scored his first dinking the ball over Khumaltar's goalkeeper Dev Limbu after Padam Bhattarai's poor head back to his goalkeeper was met by Chapagain first.

Eris Bista doubled Church Boys lead after a defensive error by Khumaltar in the 18th. Messouke Oloumou hammered a powerful shot to pull one back for Khumaltar in the 40th before Chapagain scored his second in the 71st to complete the win.

In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Friends Club and Three Star Club shared points after a 3-3 draw. Martins Kayode Ajayi gave Three Star the lead in just the second minute before Kushal Phuyal levelled for Friends in the 15th. Three Star retook the lead in the 24th minute through Yogesh Gurung before Friends Club levelled again in the 43rd minute through Akhrorbek Uktamov.

Pradip Lamsal thought he had won the game in the 87th minute but an own goal from Anil Maharjan saw Friends level the game for the third time and share the points.

The game became tense in the 89th minute when Friends official Sajan Kumar Shrestha was shown a red card for foul-mouthing the match officials.

Nepal Police Club will play against Himalayan Sherpa Club in the first match at Chyasal Stadium at 2:30 pm. APF Club will take on Satdobato Youth Club at the same time in Dasharath Stadium while the third match of the day will be played between Manang Marsyangdi Club and Sankata Club at Dasharath Stadium at 5:30 pm.

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