A Division League champions Machhindra FC have qualified for the final of the sixth Rajarshi Janak Cup going on in Sarlahi. They registered a 3-1 victory over Sudurpaschim-11 to reach the final.
Machhindra have qualified for the final in their first participation in the tournament. The first half was equally contested and remained goalless.
Machhindra took the lead in the second half through a long-range effort from Bishal Rai. And the equalising goal from Sudurpaschim-11 wasn't bad either. Dipendra Raj Singh Thakuri equalised through a long-range effort off the post himself.
Machhindra, then upped their level in the game and added a further two goals. Bimal Gharti Magar and Nurlan added a goal each for Machhindra to come out victorious 3-1.
Devendra Tamang of Machhindra was named the player of the match and received Rs. 10,000 cash.
League champions Machhindra FC will now face the defending champions Piple Youth Club, Hetauda in the final.
Bagmati Municipality and Bagmati Youth Club are jointly organizing the tournament, which has a winning purse of Rs. 10 lakh.
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