By a Staff Reporter
Kathmandu – Jawlakhel Youth Club (JYC) have registered their second consecutive victory in the Qatar Airways Martyrs Memorial A Division League. JYC defeated neighbours Satdobato Youth Club 2-0 on Monday to climb to the ninth position in the league with 7 points.
Bipin Kandel and Nicholas Fernandes were on target for JYC during Monday’s match. Both the goals were scored in the second half. JYC were under pressure from Satdobato in the first half but they displayed an improved performance in the second half to win the match.
JYC could have taken the lead in the first half but Satdobato’s goalkeeper Abhishek Baral denied a header from Onguna Junior in the added time of first half. However, substitute midfielder Bipin Kandel gave them the lead in the 50th minute. He took control of the ball shot by Onguna Junior which Pasang Lama failed to clear and then slotted the goal. Kandel had entered the field in the 46th minkute as a replacement of Suraj Thakuri. He scored the goal within five minutes after entering the ground.
Satdobato goalkeeper Baral denied another goal to JYC as he punched away a long shot from Rup Bahadur Lama. Nicholas Fernandes scored within a minute to double JYC’s lead. Goalkeeper Baral blocked Fernandes’ shot from outside the penalty box but couldn’t stop it from entering the post. Another shot from Fernandes in the 76th minute hit the post.
This is the second straight win of JYC who had earlier beaten Chyasal 1-0 in the fifth round. Prior to that, JYC had lost their league matches against MMC and Police with an identical scoreline of 1-0 while they were also beaten by Machhindra 2-0. JYC had played a goalless draw against BBC in their first match.
On the other hand, it was Satdobato’s second defeat in the league. They were defeated by NRT 1-0 ahead of this match. Satdobato had played a goalless draw against Friends while they had beaten Three Star 1-0. Likewise, they had also defeated APF 4-1 and lost to NRT 1-0 and played a 1-1 draw against Army.
Satdobato are fifth in the league with 8 points from six matches.