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  • 2019-07-18

Brigade Boys slaughter MMC; NPC vs BBC in finals

Brigade Boys hammered Manang Marshyandi Club 7-1 while Nepal Police Club ousted Jawalakhel Youth Club 3-1 in the semi-finals of the ongoing Lalit Memorial U18 Championship on Thursday.

BBC were clearly the better side in the opening few minutes of the match as the team created more of the chances.

 Rejin Subba (30’, 71’, 88’) scored hattrick while Shishir Lekhi (15’, 54’) netted a brace for BBC.

The other scorer for BBC were Jaya Gurung (66’) and Bijesh Chaudhary (83’).

Sachin Gurung (25’) could score only a consolation for MMC.

Likewise, NPC defeated Jawalakhel Youth 3-1 as they find defending champion BBC in the finals.

Sanju Sen (28’, 45+2’) and Rabin Rai (89’) scored for NPC.

Shirshak Bhakta Shrestha earlier had equalized the scoreline for JYC in the 44th minute.

The finals will be played on July 21 at the ANFA Complex at 3:00 PM.  

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  • 2019-07-14

MMC, BBC advance to semis

Manang Marshyandi Club registered a hard fought 1-0 win over Himalayan Sherpa to enter into the semifinals of the Lalit Memorial U18 Championship at the ANFA Complex here on Sunday.

Sarbocha Rai scored the only winner for MMC in the 20th minute of the match.

In other quarterfinal match, Brigade Boys Club edged past Nepal APF team 2-1.

Brijesh Chaudhary and Roshan Rana Magar netted for BBC while Bipin Thapa Magar pulled one back for Nepal APF.

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  • 2019-07-09

BBC advanced to QFs as group winner

Brigade Boys Club stunned Nepal Police Club 3-0 on Tuesday as they advanced to Quarterfinals as group winners of the ongoing Lalit Memorial U18 Championship being held at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

Rejin Subba (39’), Brijesh Chaudhary (42’) and Shisir Lekhi (67’) scored a goal each for BBC.

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  • 2019-07-01

APF thrash Three Star, NRT Sankata shares points

Armed Police Force made a superb start to the Lalit Memorial U18 Championship on Monday as the APF striker Ranjan Pun scored twice to fire Three Star Club to a 5-2-win at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato.

APF started brightly as they took the lead in the 21st minute through Bipin Thapa Magar. Rajan Pun added to their lead three minutes later while Rohan Pradhan made it 3-0 in the 33rd minute.

Three Star’s Dipson Raut (44’) and Suman Shrestha (48’) pulled them back into contest but failed to continue their comeback.

However, Ranjan Pun (73’) and Santosh Thokar (86’) netted each in second half to make it 5-2.

Elsewhere, New Road Team (NRT) and CMG Club Sankata played an entertaining 1-1 draw in the second match of the day.

The thrilling first half ended goalless and NRT started the second half on the front foot and struck first through Bibek Rai in the 75th minute.

Sankata’s Abi Pahari quickly responded to NRT scoring a fantastic equalizer in the 76th  minute.

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  • 2019-06-25

MMC vs Chennaiyin FC - Preview

Manang Marshyandi Club head coach Chirring Losang Gurung believes that his team can deal Chennaiyin FC a blow to end their AFC Cup journey in a good note.

Speaking at the Pre-Match Conference today, Gurung admitted that his team is ready to win the show with doing smart things in the field tomorrow against Chenninyin FC.

“We are playing our last match of the AFC Cup tomorrow at home. Our main objective is to do well and end the campaign in good note.”

“Our last match against Abahani Limited has not evaporated our confidence. All the three opponents are very professional teams and we are yet to learn many things from them and the AFC Cup journey,” said coach Gurung.

Likewise, Chennaiyin FC coach John Charles Gregory addressed that they are hopeful to reach knockout stage.

“We don’t feel pressure to play Manang in their home field. We are the two times league champion and we have shown throughout the AFC Cup that we can perform under pressure.”

“It’s a most win match for us in order to qualify for next round. Hence we will try and produce a worthy performance. We are confident and surely do better to win tomorrows encounter.”

Chennaiyin FC, with 8 points can still qualify for the knockout if they win the match against MMC tomorrow but it will leave them looking at the match between Abahani Limited Dhaka and Minerva Punjab.

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  • 2019-06-12

Lalit Memorial U18: NRT 4-1 Valley Chyasal Youth

New Road Team (NRT) won the inaugural match of the Lalit Memorial U18 Championship here at the ANFA Complex, Satdobato, Lalitpur on Wednesday.

NRT defeated Valley Chyasal Youth Club 4-1.

Rejan Majhi strike in the very first minute of the match had put NRT ahead, but Shyrab Lo Tamang’s power volley in the 44th minute made it 1-1.

However, Kritish Ratna Chhunju restored NRT’s lead in the 54th minute.

NRT then seized the control of the game with two goals in quick succession later in the last ten minutes.

Susan Sharma Dhital (81’ P) and Bibek Rai (87’) scored each for NRT as they register 4-1 win over Chyasal Youth.

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  • 2019-05-15

Group E: Manang Marshyangdi Club 1-1 Minerva Punjab

Kathmandu: India’s Minerva Punjab’s search for their first win in the 2019 AFC Cup continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw by Nepal’s Manang Marshyangdi Club in a Group E tie on Wednesday.

The Indian side were forced to play with 10 men in the second half after losing Prateek Joshi to a red card just before the half-time whistle.

Manang Marshyangdi began the first half well as they starved Minerva of possession but the Indian side looked effective whenever they got a chance with the ball.

Samuel was particularly impressive in the wings early on. His first attempt was thwarted by a diving tackle from Bishal Rai in the wings but in the eighth minute, he produced an impressive long range effort that came off the bar.

Two minutes later, Thoiba Singh produced a similar effort but ended up with the same result.

Minutes later, Olapido brought down Minerva’s young goalkeeper Arsh Singh while going for an aerial ball in the box. The latter received medical attention while Olapido was shown the yellow card.

In the 28th minute, Samuel dodged past Kamal Shreshtha to create space for himself in the box but ended up depositing the shot into the arms of Marshyangdi goalkeeper Bishal Shrestha.

Thoiba, however, made the most of a slip-up by Shreshtha a couple of minutes later as he sent a cross from Hassan past the Marshyangdi goalkeeper to give Minerva the first goal in the 40th minute.

Seconds before the half-time, though, Minerva were a man down when Joshi received a red card.

Up against a reduced side in the second half, the Nepalese club created more chances. Arsh Singh was kept busy in the early part of the half, especially by Anjan Bista.

The match, however, turned on its head when Marshyangdi equalised through Shaheed Azeez in the 81st minute, Azeez calmly heading a long ball home in a crowded box.

The Indian club then had a goal denied minutes before the final whistle which ensured their streak of draws in the tournament remained unbroken.

Minerva will next be seen in action against Chennaiyin FC on Matchday Five while Manang Marshyangdi will play Dhaka Abahani.




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  • 2019-04-05

Group E: Manang Marshyangdi Club 0-1 Abahani Limited Dhaka

Lalitpur: Bangladesh’s Abahani Limited started their AFC Cup campaign on a winning note with a tough 1-0 win against Nepalese side Manang Marshyangdi Club on Wednesday.

The Nepalese side were playing in the AFC Cup for the first time, in fact it was the first time a Nepalese side had participated in the group stage of the AFC Cup, and they started brightly in front of a vocal home crowd at the ANFA Complex.

It was Chhiring Lopsang Gurung’s side who had the first chance of the game, but Bishal Rai saw his effort easily saved by Shahidul Alam.

Anjan Bista then came close, but his shot too was well saved, this time at the near post.

The visitors took the lead against the run of play just before the half hour mark when Rubel Miya’s cross from the left-hand side was headed home by Masih Saighani at the back post, silencing the home crowd.

Far from being deterred, the home side continued to push forward and came close again when Anjan’s header went just wide of the target as Abahani took a 1-0 lead into half time.

Abahani then came close to doubling their lead, but Sunday Chizoba Nwadialu’s curling effort from the edge of the area bounced back off the woodwork and the striker couldn’t readjust to get the rebound on target.

With the three points in their keeping, Abahani return home to Dhaka to face Indian side Minerva Punjab on Matchday Two, while Manang Marshyangdi Club travel to India to face Chennaiyin.

It was the home side in control again in the second half, but they struggled to find a way past a disciplined Abahani defence.

Their best chance came with 20 minutes remaining when the ball pinballed around the area, eventually falling to Afeez Olawale Oladipo who saw his effort saved on the second attempt by Shahidul.



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