KATHMANDU, July 21: Jhapa, Armed Police Force (APF) and Nepal Army Club stormed into the quarterfinals of the 14th Ncell Women´s Football Championship on Sunday registering convincing victories.
Jhapa edged past Dolakha 4-0 with all four goals coming from separate players while Anu Lama completed double hat-trick for APF in its 18-0 rout of Dhanusa during the match played at Chandranigahapur of Rautahat.
In another match played in Simara, Bara, Army thumped Kaski 8-1 with a hat-trick from Anjali Waiba.
Sang Dolma Tamang opened the scoring for Jhapa in the 18th minute, Sangita Magar doubled the tally in the 62nd minute and Smriti Khadka made it 3-0 six minutes later. Krishna Rai sealed Jhapa´s victory in the 86th minute.
APF (Blue) and Dhanusa (Red) players vie for ball.
In course of 18-0 rout of Dhanusa, APF´s Anu Lama scored in the 3rd, 13th, 15th, 30th, 47th and 59th minutes. Laxmi Paudel and Sajana Rana Magar scored four goals each. Paudel hit the target in the 9th, 20th, 55th and 83rd minutes while Rana Magar netted in the 43rd, 45th, 54th and 59th minutes. Jamuna Gurung scored a hat-trick with goals coming in the 27th, 70th and 75th minutes. Pramila Rai scored in the 85th minute.
APF will meet Jhapa in the quarterfinal to be played on Monday.
In Simara, Waiba scored her first goal in the 25th, added another in the 32nd and achieved hat-trick in the 54th minute in Army´s comfortable victory over Kaski. Earlier, Krishna Khatri opened the scoring in the 19th minute and netted her second individual goal in the 61st minute.
Dipa Adhikari also scored a brace with goals in 53rd and 80th minute. Kalpana Karki also hit the target for departmental team in the 37th minute. Bimala Chaudhary scored the consolation for Kaski in the 75th minute.
Rupandhehai will take on Banke in Simara and Rautahat will lock horn against Kailali at Chandranigahapur on Sunday.