Rup Narayan Dhakal
Source: Himalayan News Service
POKHARA: Tulasi Baiju became the hero saving denying to spot kicks as New Road Team (NRT) defeated the visiting Sahara Football Club of UK 4-2 in the tie breakers to reach the semi-finals of the eighth Aaha Gold Cup here today.
In a nail biting match at the Pokhara Stadium, the regular 90 minutes ended on 1-1 stalemate. With 30 minutes of added time, both teams failed to break the deadlock and the match reached to the tie breakers.
Naveen Neupane brought the heart out on sleeves missing the first NRT spot kick but skipper Jeevan Sinkeman, Umesh Upreti, Nirajan Rayamajhi and Rajesh Shahi converted to give life to the
The visiting team's manager Naveen Gurung said his players lacked coordination and couldn't adapt with the ground conditions. NRT coach Diken Suwal said his players found it difficult to come with rigid strategy against the physically strong