Sports Castle go top after thumping Lumbini, Machhindra Sky Goals defeat Futsal 5

Sports Castle Pokhara registered a thumping 12-1 win over Lumbini Futsal in the eighth day of the 'A' Division National Futsal League on Saturday.

Bijay Gurung and Sumit Shrestha scored hat-trick for Sports Castle. Kishor Gurung found the net twice and Chhitiz Gurung, Bhison Gurung and Suren Budha Magar also scored one each for them. Sujan Thapa scored an own goal for Lumbini for whom Rupen Baraili scored the only goal.

In the first match of the day, Machhindra Sky Goals also won 7-3 against Futsal 5 Dharan.

Mision Lama and Nirmala Gurung both scored two each for Sky Goals. Sri Krishna Shrestha, Amit Tamang and Roshan Adhikari were the other scorers. Sandip Karki hit a brace and Ranjit Gurung scored once for Futsal 5.

The Rising Club Dharan will meet Sabin Memorial FC Pokhara while Sankhamul Futsal will take on Dhuku Futsal Hub in the two matches on Sunday.

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Prabhatpheri earn first points, Sabin Memorial, Sankhamul win

Prabhatpheri Youth Club earned their first points of the 'A' Division National Futsal League after a 4-4 draw against Dhuku Futsal Hub in Pokhara Multipurpose Stadium on Friday.

In the final match of the day, Prabhatpheri were close to registering their first win but were denied in the last minute by Dhuku. Bikrant Narsingh Rana gave Dhuku the lead in the first minute. Prabhatpheri levelled through Dhiraj Joshi in the 18th only for Dhuku to retake the lead through Bikrant's second in the 20th.

Santa Lal Gurung levelled the game for Prabhatpheri again in the 25th and Srijesh Puri and Dhiraj Shrestha gave a two-goal cushion in 32nd and 35th. But Suman Tamang scored in the 37th minute and Abhay Rana scored with a minute to go to draw the game.

In the first match, Krijal Khadka's double and goals from Arjun Singh, Mani Lama and Susaan Shrestha helped Sankhamul Futsal to a 5-2 win over table-toppers The Rising Club Dharan. Bishan Shrestha and Sudip Gurung scored for Rising Club but Sankhamul condemned them to their first defeat of the league.

Sabin Memorial FC registered a comfortable 7-1 victory over Jharna Sports Club in the second match. Abhinash Tamang scored a hat-trick and Manish Sedai scored twice for Sabin Memorial. Manoj Gurung and Sunil BK also scored for them. Jitesh Gurung scored the consolation for Jharna Sports.

Machhindra Sky Goals will take on Futsal 5 Dharan while Sports Castle Pokhara will play against Lumbini Futsal on Saturday.

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Sports Castle, Sabin Memorial win, Lumbini, Futsal 5 share points

Sports Castle Pokhara came from behind to win 5-3 against Dhuku Futsal Hub in an entertaining match of the 'A' Division National Futsal League on Thursday.

In the second match of the day, Dhuku had taken a 3-0 lead through Bikrant Narsingh Rana's double and Urken Sherpa but Khim Raj Gurung's brace and goals from Dipesh Ghale, Sumit Shrestha and Yogesh Gurung completed the comeback for Sports Castle.

In the first match, Sabin Memorial FC defeated Machhindra Sky Goals 3-2. Abinash Tamang scored twice and Vardan Tangbe Lama scored once for Sabin Memorial in the win. Aashish Sunam scored both goals for Sky Goals.

The third match between Lumbini Futsal and Futsal 5 Dharan ended in a goalless draw.

Sankhamul Futsal will play against The Rising Club Dharan in the first match on Friday. Jharna Sports Club will play against Sabin Memorial in the second match and Prabhatpheri will face Dhuku Futsal in the third match.

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National women's team arrives from Uzbekistan

The Nepali national women's team has arrived after taking part in the AFC Women's Asian Cup Qualifiers in Uzbekistan.

Women's Association President Brinda Dewan and League Committee Deputy Director Ramesh Rajayamajhi welcomed the team upon their arrival at the airport on Thursday.

The national team lost their opening match against Philippines by 2-1 and played a goalless draw against Hong Kong.

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