By A Staff Reporter Kathmandu, Feb 14 : APF Football Club holds Sankata Club for a goalless draw at the Martyr’s Memorial ‘A’ Division League at Dashrath Stadium, Kathmandu on Sunday. After sharing points, Sankata moved to the fifth spot with 15 points. The APF remained at the ninth spot with 11 points.
At the close of the 10th round of the league, defending Champions Machhindra Football Club is leading the point table with 26 points. Manang Marsyangdi Club trails at the second spot with 20 points. Brigade Boys Club with six points and Chyasal Youth Club with five points are the relegation favourites as they occupy the bottom two places 13th and 14th respectively.
Meanwhile, Olawale Afeez of Manang Marsyangdi Club is the leading scorer with six goals. Ajayi Martins of Satdobato Youth Club and Sunil Bal of Machhindra Football Club trail behind Afeez with five goals. APF and Sankata made a couple of scoring chances but all of their efforts went in vain.
APF’s goalie Yuya Kuriyama was declared the Man of the match and Roshan Pahari of Sankata Club was declared the Emerging Player of the match.
NRT hold Himalayan New Road Team (NRT) and Himalayan Sherpa Club played a goalless draw in the first match today.
After a goalless draw, NRT remains at the seventh spot with 14 points and Himalayan stands at eighth place with 10 points from 10 matches they have played.
Himalayan failed to take a lead in the 25th minute after NRT Keeper Ajit Prajapati warded off a 25-yard distance free-kick off Captain Bishwas Shrestha.
Himalayan again squandered a chance in the 58th minute after Bishan Gurung’s strike from the area was denied by Keeper Prajapati.
Prajapati was the saviour for NRT as he blocked the powerful strike off Himalayan’s Tri Dev Gurung in the dying minute of the match. Himalayan’s Coach Yugal Kishore Rai was pleased to share a point against NRT. “Earning one point is a huge relief for us.
We have to perform an attacking game today but we failed on it. However, I am happy with the performance of my boys.”
NRT Coach Raju Kaji Shakya said the injuries hit the performance of his boys. “Because of the injuries and the long gap my players are unable to play to their par.”