Machindra tops Group A, NPC follows into the quarterfinals of Gurkha Cup
Defending champion of Gurkha Cup, Nepal Police Club has reached the quarterfinals of the Gurkha Cup 2070 after playing a draw with Saraswoti youth Club. The match finished 1-1.
NPC needed just a single point from the match to ensure their passage to the quarterfinals of the Gurkha Cup. Hem Tamang scored the first goal off a rebound in the match in the 49th minute as Nepal Police Club took the lead in the match. Saraswoti's Tanka Lama scored the equalizer off a header after his team mate's shot was rebounded. But it was enough to seal the passage for NPC in the knock-out phase. NPC now has 4 points in the Group and finished second position behind Machindra Club.
Machindra Club in the meanwhile finished as Group winners as they finished their Group campaign in the Gurkha Cup with a victory over Mofusil team Munal Club 2-1. Munal Club's defender Prem Limbu conceded an own goal in the 15th minute of the match against Machhindra Club.Sarvottam Tuladhar added Machindra's second as he doubled the lead in the 70th minute of the match. Dinesh Karki scored a consolation goal for Munal Club in the 79th minute from a cross provided by Indra Limbu.Machindra finished the Group with a perfect record of 3 wins form 3 matches with 9 points.