September 29, 2016 08:44 PM NPT
Players of Bansbari Club (Red) and Divine Boys Union Club vie for the ball during their Martyrs Memorial B Division Football League match at the APF ground in Halchowk, Kathmandu on Thursday.( Photo Courtesy: ANFA )
KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The Martyrs Memorial B Division Football League on Thursday saw both matches of the day end in stalemate. Ranipokhari Corner Team (RCT) and Pulchowk Sports Club shared points after a goalless draw while Divine Boys Union Club and Bansbari Club played a 2-2 draw at the APF ground in Halchowk, Kathmandu.
Following the goalless draw, RCT joins Shree Kumari on third place in the standings with only two rounds of matches left. Both of them have 21 points, one point less than joint leaders Chyasal Youth Club and New Road Team. Pulchowk stands sixth with 17 points upon the completion of the 11th round. The top two finishers among the 14 contesting teams will earn promotion to A Division while the bottom two teams will be relegated to C Division.
RCT is scheduled to take on Chyasal on Saturday and Mahabir Club on Tuesday before it wraps up the league campaign. NRT is yet to take on Tushal and Satdobato in its remaining fixtures. Chyasal will face on Bansbari Club in its last fixture.
During Thursday's match, Bansbari squandered its lead twice and was forced to settle for a 2-2 draw against Divine Boys Union. Pradip Bogati put Bansbari ahead as early as in the ninth minute. Jaya Gurung leveled the scores in the 45th minute for Boys Union. Anjan
Devkota restored the lead for Bansbari in the 75 minute with a scorcher from the edge. But Bishnu Rumba hit back the equalizer seven minutes from time.
Bansbari and Boys Union are both level on points at the seventh place with 14 points. However, Bansbari has upper hand on the basis of better goal differences.