API Power Church Boys United are three points clear at the top of the table despite a 1-1 draw against Himalayan Sherpa Club in the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023 on Monday.
In the match at Chyasal Stadium, Church Boys took the lead with in-form Anjan Bista in the 12th minute. Sherpa drew the game through Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle's strike in the 35th minute.
In the other match of the day at ANFA Complex in Satdobato, Tribhuvan Army Football Club defeated Friends Club 3-0.
Jagjeet Shrestha, Nawayug Shrestha and Sudil Rai scored for the departmental side.
Jagjeet gave Army the lead in the 26th minute. Friends Club could have got back into the game when they were awarded a penalty but Dona Thapa's shot was saved by Bikesh Kuthu.
Thapa's miss proved costly as Nawayug doubled the lead in the 76th from the spot. Rai then sealed the win with a third goal in the added minutes of the game.
Sherpa are seventh with 26 points in the table. Army moved to fifth with 29 points while Friends are 13th with 21.