Manang Marsyangdi Club which was running after some patchy spells successfully defended its Simara Gold Cup 2069 crown after overcoming Himalayan Sherpa Club. MMC won the match against HSC 1-0.
MMC whose coach Krishna Thapa resigned after a patchy form in the league and recent Aaha Rara Gold Cup 2069 got to a flying start in the 12th minute of the match. Its international recruit Chico sent its supporters to a raptorous start by giving them the lead by hitting a wonderful strike past Himalayan Sherpa goalie. The match was made little bit dull due to the sloppy ground and weather condition. MMC created few and far chances in the match while HSC were left chasing the match as they were unable to organixe themselves. MMC easily defended their one goal lead and in the process successfully defended their crown. In the process Himalayan Sherpa Club lost its second successive final after losing Udayapur Gold Cup 2069. MMC will be rejuvenated after coming back to form again.
Likewise, MMC's Shiva Shrestha was declared the player of the tournament and received a laptop. Karna Limbu of Machindra Club was the highest goal scorer with 4 goals and received a cash prize of Rs 15,000. The best player in different individual categories are as follows who all received a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each.
Best Goalkeeper: Binaya Shrestha (Himalayan Sherpa Club)
Best Defender: Mbile Stephen (Manang Marsyangdi Club)
Best Midfielder: Bishal Rai B (Machindra Club)
Best Forward: Dhiraj Tamang (Himalayan Sherpa Club)
The second semifinal of the Simara Gold Cup 2069 between Himalayan Sherpa Club and Sankata Club finished with Himalayan Sherpa getting the better of the two as it won the match 2-1 in a tight encounter.
The match got to a slow start as both the teams took some time to settle and launch attack in the match. The first real attack in the first half came from Himalayan Sherpa's Ganesh Khadka as he hit as superb long range shot which was brilliantly parried by Sankata's goalie. The first half of the match finished goalless.
Dhiraj Tamang opened the scoring in the match in the 56th minute of the match with another brilliant shot as Himalayan Sherpa Club took the lead in the match. Sankata Club didn't give up and their pursuit paid off in the 81st minute of the match. Ud Gurung got his name on the scoresheet as Sankata levelled the score. The normal time finished with 1 goal each as the match went to extra time. Ganesh Khadka put a brilliant header from a cross provided by Jangbu Sherpa in the 108th minute to give Himalayan Sherpa lead for the second time. Himalayan Sherpa this time held on to their lead despite having nervy final minutes as they were reduced to 10 men for few minutes in the match. Sachindra Dhimal received marching order for a second yellow card.
Himalayan Sherpa Club will now meet defending champion Manang Marsyangdi Club in the final.
Manang Marsyangdi Club were able to put aside their dismal performances in the league and Aaha Gold Cup 2069 to make it to the final of the Simara Gold Cup 2069 after they beat another A division rival Machindra Club 1-0. Sujal Shrestha scored the only goal courtesy of a header in the 31st minute of the match. Nirajan Malla supplied a beautiful cross from the flank which just needed a direction which Sujal provided as the ball hit the net. The goal proved to be decisive as there were no more goals in the match.
Manang Marsyangdi Club are the defending champion as they will await the winner of the second semifinal between Himalayan Sherpa Club and Sankata Club.
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A division outfit Himalayan Sherpa Club defeated Sahara Club 1-0 and managed to enter the semifinals of Magic Moments Fourth Simara Gold Cup football tournament held today in Simara, Bara. Heman Gurung scored the only and winning goal of the match in the 70th minute of the match. Ganesh Khadka provided an assist which he scored from a long range which left Sahara crash out from the tournament.
Sahara Club had finished runner-up in the previous edition of the tournament. Heman Gurung was adjudged the man-of-the-match today.
Himalayan Sherpa Club will now meet Sankata Club in the semifinal of the tournament.
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Sankata Club kicks out host Nawa Jana Jagriti 2-0 on Monday to secure berth in the semifinals of Magic Moments Simara Gold Cup Football Tournament being held in Simara, Bara.
Saumel Ongono and Ritesh Khadka netted one each for Sankata before the interval to eliminate the home team from the tournament in its very first match. Man-of-the-match Ongono scored from the goal line to put the visitor ahead in the 28th minute. Khadka sealed the victory during the last minute of stoppage time with an easy strike from the danger zone.
The home team came under pressure after conceding goal in the first half. The team made frequent attempts on goal, but failed to convert them. Nawa Jana Jagriti´s Pukar Ale, Nir Kumar Rai and Raj Kumar Ghising´s attempts in the second half also failed to produce any goal.