Bottom-placed Khumaltar defeats Sherpa, Police overcome Friends to move fourth

  • 2023-05-29

FC Khumaltar defeated Himalayan Sherpa Club 2-1 to ignite their hopes of escaping relegation from the Martyr's Memorial A Division League 2023.

Khumaltar are still bottom of the league but are now just two points from safety.

Abayomi Oluwaseun Fakunle gave Sherpa the lead in the sixth minute of the game before Messouke Oloumou levelled for Khumaltar. Samir Binong then scored a spectacular to give Khumaltar the much-needed three points at Dasharath Stadium.

In the other match of the day, Nepal Police Club moved to fourth on the points table after a 2-1 win over Friends Club.

A brace from Anjan Rai completed the league double over Friends for the departmental side.

Rai scored in the third minute of the game before Bikash Thapa levelled for Friends. But Rai scored again in the 36th minute to secure the victory.

Friends Club are 13th after the defeat.

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