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APF beat Friends, enter semis

second Roj Bahini Chandragiri Gold Cup

Players of Nepal APF Club and NIBL Friends Club (left) in action during their second Roj Bahini Chandragiri Gold Cup match in Kathmandu on Monday. Photo: THT

Kathmandu, April 29

Nepal APF Club defeated NIBL Friends Club 2-1 in extra time and advanced to the semi-finals of the second Roj Bahini Chandragiri Gold Cup Football Tournament here at the Naikap grounds today.

Ashish Lama scored the winning goal for APF in the injury time of the extra period.

At a time when the match was heading towards the penalty shootout, Lama found the back of the nets to seal the victory for the departmental side. The match was decided in extra time after both the teams were deadlocked at 1-1 in regulation period of 80 minutes.

Earlier, Prabin Syangtan put APF ahead in the 30th minute of the match when he scored from the edge of the penalty box. Ashish Lama levelled the scores for Friends three minutes later capitalizing on defensive error from Santosh Katuwal.

Friends were unlucky as Ram Kumar and Dhiraj Shrestha struck against the post in the second half.

Ashish Lama of APF was named the man of the match and he earned Rs 5,000. On Tuesday, hosts Deepshikha Youth Group will take on Saraswoti Youth Club. A total of eight teams are taking part in the tournament and the top two sides will receive Rs 600,000 and Rs 300,000 respectively.



from Sports – The Himalayan Times http://bit.ly/2XOuQ0O

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