CHITWAN, Oct 28: Sankata Club has set summit clash against departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club in the ongoing 12th Tuborg Bikash Running Shield football tournament after registering a 2-1 victory over Manang Marsyangdi Club (MMC) in the second semifinal played on Friday.
In the match held at Campachaur, Narayangadh, Ashim Jung Karki netted the decisive goal for Sankata in the fading moments as the match was heading toward draw.
Sankata took lead in the 31st minute through Nirajan Khadka's goal. Capitalizing on poor judgment of MMC goalie Dinesh Yadav, Nirajan netted the first goal of match for the winning side Sankata firing home the shot from close range.
After trailing down by a goal, MMC resorted to aggressive style of play. Despite piling consistent pressure on Sankata, it had to wait until the 78th minute to hit back the equalizer.
African recruit Olawale O Afeez headed in a corner taken by Biswas Shrestha to level the scores.
As the match was expected to be decided in extra time, Ashim Jung Karki netted the decisive goal in the stoppage time stunning MMC. The freekick taken by Ashim was the turning point of the match. He was declared the man-of-the-match and rewarded with a purse of Rs 10,000.
The final match of the tournament between Sankata and Tribhuvan Army Club will be on Sunday.