Jan 2, 2018- Nepal Police Club struggled to defeat Far-Western 2-1 while Central Region registered their first win in the championship as they beat Eastern Region 4-0 in the matches played under 16th NSC National Women’s League Championship 2074 at the ANFA Complex on Tuesday.
Nepal Police advanced to the super league with six points.
Chandra Bhandari put Far-Western ahead shortly after the kick-off in the 16th minute of the match.
NPC waited for second half to score two goals to win the match. Niru Thapa leveled matters in the 57th minute. Later after eight minutes Nirmala Upadhaya grabbed the bragging rights for the departmental side.
NPC should have scored three minute earlier had not Far-Western goalie Usha Nath subsequently saved NPC’s Skipper Ghim Kumari Gurung shot on penalty.
NPC coach Sanjeev Joshi credited the team’s coordination in the second half. “The opponents performed better than us in the first half. Our teamwork and coordination worked in the second session to grab the victory,” said Joshi.
“The Far-Western team is like an academy. We knew they are good in playing,” added Joshi, lauding the performance of Far-Western.
Far-Western’s manager Dabal Bahadur Thapa said, “He was happy with the performance. I think we are capable to play super league but we fear Mid-Western.”
Meanwhile, in the other match, Central Region ousted Eastern Region 4-0 to record their first win in the championship.
In the win for Central, Rashmi Kumari Ghising (6’, 81) scored a brace while Skipper Menuka Nagarkoti (32’ P) and Sabita Rana Magar (61’) netted apiece.