Sabitra bags another hat-trick, Army crush Waling
Sabitra Bhandari scored 4 goals and Anita KC bagged a brace as Armed Authorities Force (APF) Club thumped Biratnagar Metropolitan City 7-0 in the National Women’s Football League on Sunday, while Tribhuvan Army Club got their very first win after whipping Waling Town with the same scoreline thanks to Bimala Chaudhary’s hat-trick.
APF took the lead in the 9th minute when KC tapped in from near the post after Biratnagar goalkeeper Kalpana Karki spilled a shot from Anjali Yonjan. Bhandari doubled the lead in the 25th minute following a solo run from half-way and added her second and group’s third three minutes before the break.
APF continuously pressurised the opponent box from the start and continued their great type after the break as well. Saru Limbu included the 4th in the 72nd minute before Bhandari finished her hat-trick two minutes later. KC got her second goal of the game in the 80th minute and Bhandari scored her 4th in the 89th minute to finish the seven-goal thrashing at the ANFA Complex.
This is the second hat-trick in two games for the national team striker Bhandari, who is likewise Nepal’s leading scorer on 38, and leads the scoring chart with 7 goals this season.
Biratnagar coach Paras Chaudhary said they wished to yield the fewest goals possible but their technique “did not go as prepared”.
” APF is a huge team with star gamers. For a visitor group like us, our battle is with other groups our equivalent,” he said. “Our strategy was to protect and that did not work.”
For APF assistant coach Janak Singh Tharu, the win was a huge boost ahead of their Tuesday’s clash versus another department side Army, who likewise revealed their dominance in the league with a 7-0 win over Waling earlier in the day.
” We wished to score more but some of our finest opportunities in the second half were squandered,” stated Tharu.
” Our tough battle is coming and we are looking forward to it,” he added.
Army’s Chaudhary fired the department side in front in the 15th minute converting a pass from Sharmila Thapa. Dipa Rai extended the lead in the 28th minute when she was fed by Sapana Lama before Thapa made it 3-0 right before the break.
The goal scoring spree continued in the second half when Chaudhary got her private 2nd capitalising on an error from Waling foreign signing Venessa Noelle six minutes after the hour mark. Chaudhary completed her hat-trick 9 minutes later, sending in a rebound from Thapa. Replacements Hema Chaudhary and Bhujanga Rai settled the success scoring in the 89th and extra time respectively.
The win provided Army four points after two games, with their very first match ending in a goalless stalemate with Nepal Cops Club. APF lead the table with six points from two matches.
” After a goalless attract the opening day, we needed to score … which we did. Today our focus is the next match against AFP,” said Army coach Raju Tamang.
Waling coach Dilip Thapa stated: “We were without our crucial defender due to injury. On the field our players might not collaborate and we conceded.”
Chaudandigadhi Municipality will deal with Chandrapur Town in Monday’s only component.