Newly-promoted Satdobato stun Three Star

Sudip Gurung scores to give Satdobato an 1-0 edge over Three Star.

The match was listless until the first half an hour, with both the teams failing to create any notable chance. (photo: ANFA)

Prasun Sangroula

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Kathmandu: Newly-promoted Satdobato Youth Club overcome the experienced side Three Star 1-0 at the first match of second round of Martyr’s Memorial A Division League, held in Dasharath Rangasala, on Friday.

Satdobato took the lead in the match at the 30th minute, with a 25-yard shot from midfielder Sudip Gurung, who was announced man of the match. 

The match was listless until the first half an hour, with both the teams failing to create any notable chance.

The match gained momentum once Satdobato took the lead. Not long after, in the 37th minute, Three Star got close to equalizing the match. Ritik Khadka’s shot at goal, attempted from outside the penalty box, was punched away in a heroic move by Satdobato goalie Abishek Baral.

In the second half, although Three Star appeared to be on the front foot, they could not create any remarkable chances. Three Star athletes appeared frustrated with their own inability to finish, even going on to hurt Satdobato’s players, committing one foul after another.

Satdobato, however, played it cool and put out a well-composed performance. Martin Ajyai’s 71st minute kick from inside the box was denied by Three Star goalkeeper Guillaume Njanga.

In the 82nd minute Bikram Rana, Three Star skipper, might have changed the game’s status. But his header, delivered by Nishan Khadka through a corner kick, went just over the bar. 

In the first round of the league, Satdobato had settled for a goalless draw against Friends Club, whereas, Three Star had posted a thumping 3-0 victory against Chyasal.

Speaking at the post-match conference, Three Star coach, Urjan Shrestha, conceded that his team had a tough time. 

“We missed a lot of passes,” said Shrestha. “There was a problem with our strikers in this match as well. One of our key players Hemant Thapa Magar was unhealthy and that was a big disadvantage for us in today’s match.”

“We could not hold the ball properly,” added Shrestha.

Satdobato Youth Club boss Meghraj KC said he was satisfied with his boys’ performance. 

“We created several opportunities at goal,” he said. “As newcomers, we did very well against an experienced team like Three Star.”