Gurkha Cup 2070: Nepal Army and Manang Marshyangdi marches to next round after a comfortable victory in the Group C
30 May 2013
Nepal Army and Manang Marshyangdi marches on to the next round with empathic victory
In the first match played here at the rain soaked afternoon, Nepal Army Club thrashed Gurkha Cup debutant Tushal Youth Club 6 - 0. Naresh Meche completed a hat-trick for the departmental side. He completed his hat-trick in 16 minutes 32', 37' and 48'. Earlier, Kashi Raj Karki had given the lead in 16'. Midfielder Tek Budhathoki made the tally to 2 - 0 in 19' and the devastating hat-trick by Naresh Meche made the score 5 - 0 in the first half's end. The game was heading towards a high scoring as in the previous game of the tournament, but a resounding defensive display by the losing side let only a solitary goal by Army's Jitendra Karki in 81' to limit the damage to just 6 goals.
In the second game of the ongoing Gurkha Cup 2070, league runners-up Manang Marshyangdi defeated fellow Martyr's Memorial A division league club Sankata Club 5 - 1. Captain Anil Gurung scored a brace in the win. Former Nepal U-21 player Sujal Shrestha scored in 24' to give the lead to the winner. Rupesh KC added his first and Manang Marsyangdi's second to make the score 2 - 0. Then Sujal Shrestha added his second in 72' to make it 3- 0. Captain Anil Gurung scored a minute later to make it 4 - 0. But, Rajiv Gurung's 79' goal for Sankata Club gave some respite to the eventual losers. Anil Gurung then scored his second in the additional time to finish the game with score 2 - 0.