APF strengthen title chances

Jan. 9, 2018 – Armed Police Force strengthened their chances of winning the title of the 16th National Women's League following their 2-1 win over Nepal Army at the ANFA Complex on Tuesday.

Second half goals from Anita KC and Anita Basnet gave APF all six points from two matches to lead the standings. Army and Nepal have three points each, while Far-Western, with two defeats in a row, are at the bottom of the table.

Krishna Khatri had given Army a surprise 17th minute capitalizing a blunder from APF goalie Anjalila Tumbappo Subba who fumbled the ball allowing Khatri to shoot from point blank. Anita KC leveled the score for APF in the 50th minute when she tapped in Sabitra Bhandari's header that was headed goal bound.

Anita Banset scored the match winner for APF in the 83rd minute from a solo effort that saw her dribble past three defenders before beating Army keeper Lila Lamgade.

APF had Man Maya Limbu sent off for two yellow cards in the 90+3 minutes but the numerical disadvantage made no difference with time ticking away.

In the first match of the day, Nepal Police Club struggled to defeat Far-western Region 1-0. Rupa Magar scored the only goal of the match in the 31st minute.

The last day of the league on Thursday has Nepal Army VS Far-western Region, and APF VS Nepal Police.