By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Nepal APF Football Club shared the spoils with Sankata Club with a goalless draw in their Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League match on Sunday.
Both the teams created some chances to score in the competitive match held at the Dasharath Stadium but lacked clinical finishing to take home all three points.
APF’s Korean goalkeeper Yuya Kuriyama made a diving save to deny a goal to Fode Fofana in the 11th minute. Five minutes later, Pradeep Lama made an attempt to clear a corner kick from Laxman Ruchal but it landed in Amit Tamang’s way. However, Tamang was unable to score as his shot skied off.
APF failed to take lead in the 34th minute when header by Armond Winong in a corner kick from skipper Navin Lama went above the bar. In the 60th minute, Niraj Basnet tried to score a header in a free kick from Roman Limbu but missed it by inches. Six minutes later, APF goalkeeper Kuryiama made another brilliant save with a dive to deny goal to Glory.
Aavash Lamichhane snached the ball from Niraj Basnet in the 74th minute and tried to score in a one versus one situation but Sankata goalkeeper Raja Babu Maharjan foiled the attempt.
Following the draw, Sankata have 15 points from 10 matches climbed to 5th position in the table. Although Satdobato Youth Club also have 15 points they are sixth due to goal difference. APF are ninth in the league with 11 points. APF have remained unbeaten in the last seven matches.