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Saraswoti lifts ‘B’ Division League trophy

By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Jan. 3

Despite of 3-1 loss against Brigade Boys Saturday, Saraswoti Youth Club (SYC) clinched the title of the second Martyr’s Memorial B Division League football tournament of the year organised by a parallel soccer body, Nepal Football Association.

SYC topped the super league standing with goal difference over United Youth Club (UYC) that had six points similar to the winner. SYC had positive four points to topple UYC that had negative three points in the goal difference.

With the victory, SYC pocketed a cash prize of Rs. 100,000 while UYC satisfied in the runners up worth Rs. 50,000.

A twin from Akash Chantyal helped BBC astonish SYC to have its first win in the last super league match held today at Dasarath Stadium. Chantyal netted in 40th and 82nd minute whereas Diwas Gurung scored in 38th minute. Yoges Gurung pulled back one for SYC in 52nd minute.

Though SYC was making pressure over BBC, latter opened the score as Diwas shouldered the free kick ball off skipper Milan Chandra Rai into the post. Two minutes later, BBC doubled its advantage as Chantyal utilised the defense gap in the penalty area by beating goalie Kishor Subba.

Yoges dribbled past golie in the 52nd minute to make the score 2-1 after missing more than three opportunities to smash the goal. Yoges was yellow carded as he attempted Maradona’s Hand-of-God style to convert the goal in the 64th minute. But Chantyal added his second and third for BBC to kill the match.

Brigade Boys Club collected four points to remain in the third position while Boudha Football Club finished in the fourth position with single point. All the four team already had secured their place in the first division from the first round of the league.

Swoyambhu Youth Club, Bansbari Youth Club, Koila Pani Polystar Club and Himalayan Sherpa Football Club were also promoted in the A Division this year from the second division organised by All Nepal Football Association.

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