Three Star Club toiled hard to beat NRT 1-0 on Tuesday to move third in Martyr's Memorial A Division league.
Dipesh Ghale scored the match winner in 78th minute at ANFA complex. Stars have 23 points from 12 matches.
MMC, playing next match at ANFA complex, can regain third position if they beat Nepal Police. They have 22 points from 11 matches.
Nepal Army and Machhindra club have already confirmed a "final" tie, which will be played on Falgun 3, 2076 at Dasharath stadium.
ANFA is organizing the league with 14 Kathmandu valley based teams.
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