Dhangadhi FC has climbed to the top spot of the first edition of Nepal Super League (NSL) football.
Dhangadhi climbed to the top spot of the league by defeating FC Chitwan by 3-0 in the match played on Saturday.
Nishan Limbu, Olawale Afiz and Buddha Bal Tamang scored a goal each to give victory to Dhangadhi at Dasharath Stadium in Tripureshwor.
In the first half of the match, Chitwan failed to score several times despite holding the ball in possession.
In the 23rd minute of the match, Chitwan’s Goran Djarkovic missed a golden opportunity to score. After George Prince Karki’s shot was saved by Dhangadhi captain and goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong by diving, Goran’s shot from inside the penalty box hit the post bar.
In the 32nd minute of the match, George Prince of Chitwan struck from inside the box and the ball came out from near the post.
In the 36th minute of the match, George Prince’s powerful strike from about 35 yards hit the post bar and Chitwan failed to take the lead.
In the second half, Dhangadhi took advantage of the opportunity and scored consecutive goals.
In the 64th minute of the match, Nishan’s goal gave Dhangadhi a 1-0 lead. Nishan Khadka’s cross, Nishan put the ball into the net.
Olawale scored in the 69th minute to give Dhangadhi a 2-0 lead. Olawale, who was unmarked on Nishan Limbu’s cross, scored through the head.
In the 75th minute of the match, Dhangadhi failed to take the lead after Pujan returned to the top post free kick.
However, in the 80 th minute of the match, Buddha Ball scored a goal to give Dhangadhi a 3-0 victory. Buddha scored the goal by beating the offside trap on Olawale’s pass.
Nishan Limbu of Dhangadhi was named Super Player of the Match. He received 25,000.
Buddha Bal Tamang of Dhangadhi was selected as the Emerging Player of the Match. He received 10,000.
Along with the victory, Dhangadhi has added 7 points in 4 games. This is the second victory of Dhangadhi.
In the first match, Dhangadhi lost 3-0 to Biratnagar FC.
However, in the second match, Dhangadhi defeated Kathmandu Razors by 3-0. In the third match, Dhangadhi drew 1-1 with Lalitpur City FC.
This is Chitwan’s first defeat. Chitwan has added 2 points in 3 games. Chitwan had drawn 1-1 with Lalitpur in the first match.
In the second match, Chitwan played 2-2 draw with Butwal.