News Ilam: 4th Mai Valley Gold Cup Kicks Off; Hosts Mai Valley FC Defeats Kaski XI
Ramesh Samadarshi

Hosts Mai Valley FC moved to the quarterfinals of 4th Mai Valley Gold Cup defeating Kaski XI 3-2 in the opener at Thulo Tudikhel, Ilam on Thursday.

Mai Valley FC took lead in the 19th minute through Manish Thapa. Kaski XI had beatiful chance to score in the first half but they missed many chances.

Subash Rai doubled the lead in the 57th minute through spot-kick that Mai Valley earned after Man Bahadur Tamang commited foul to Bhuwan Basnet inside the box. Manish Thapa scored again to make the scoreline 3-0. Skipper Uttam Gurung and super sub Randip Paudel scored apiece in the 69th minute and 90+1 minute but it was not enough for Kaski XI to snatch victory from the hosts.

Chirring Gurung was adjudged the man of the match. He was awarded with ten thousand rupees cash.

Mai Valley FC will face Manang Marshyangdi Club in the first quarterfinal match on Baisakh 11.

This is how the match went on: is all set to bring you LIVE updates of the match.

** Both teams are out for warm up session.

** Its raining here at Ilam.

** Its has stopped raining.

** Players have completed their warm up session.

** Chief guest is inaugurating the tournament by handing over ball to match referee.

** 1' Peep! Match kicks off.

** Mai Valley FC First XI: Sojit Gurung(GK), Subash Rai(C), Chirring Gurung, Manish Thapa, Pasang Sherpa, Buddhiman Rai, Bidur Rijal, Anosh Magar, Tirtha Basnet, Bhuwan Basnet, Darshan Gurung.

** Prakash Nath Shrestha is the referee of the match.

** 5' Yellow card to Manish Thapa.

** 10' Ten minutes gone, goalless draw.

** Kaski XI: Deep Karki(GK), Anjan Devkota, Laxman GC, Man Bahadur Tamang, Bobby, Uttam Gurung(C), Biran Gurung, Ajit Gurung, Tridev Gurung, Nishan Limbu,Prabesh Danuwar.

** 19' CHANCE! Bobby's powerful shot hits the cross bar. What a bad luck to Kaski !

** 19' GOAL! Mai Valley FC takes lead here. Manish Thapa scores. Mai Valley FC are 1-0 up!!

** 25' Corner kick to Kaski XI, Subash Rai clears the threat.

** 30' Good chance here for Kaski but Sojit Gurung easily grabs the ball.

** 31' Free kick to Kaski XI in a good position, Uttam Gurung's free kick to inches above the bar.

** 40' Five minutes to go for half time. Mai Valley FC are 1-0 up against Kaski XI.

** 41' Chirring Gurung releases a long ball, Kaski goalie Deep Karki clears the ball.

** 43' Bhuwan Basnet's shot goes out of the target.

** 44' Good chance here for Mai Valley FC, but Pasang Sherpa is caught OFFSIDE.

** 45' Two minutes of added time.

** 45+2' HALF TIME. Mai Valley FC 1 Kaski XI 0.

** 46' Second half begins.

** 50' Five minutes into the second half, Mai Valley FC 1 Kaski XI 0.

** 56' PENALTY to Mai Valley FC after Man Bahadur Tamang commits foul on Bhuwan Basnet inside the box. Can Mai Valley FC double the lead?

** 57' Skipper Subash Rai is ready to take the spot kick GOALLLLLL!!!, he perfectly places the ball inside the post. Mai Valley FC are 2-0 up!!

** 59' Pasang Gurung's shot goes out of the frame.

** 60' Thirty minutes remaining, Mai Valley FC 1 Kaski XI 0.

** 64' GOALLLL!!! Manish Thapa makes 3-0 up for Mai Valley FC. 

** 65' Substitution for Mai Valley FC.

** 65' Randip Paudel of Kaski XI substitutes Ajit Gurung.

** 69' GOALLLLLLL!!! Kaski XI skipper Uttam Gurung scores in a free kick. Mai Valley FC 3 Kaski XI 1.

** 70' Bidur Rijal looks injured. He looks fine after receiving first aid.

** 74' Corner kick to Kaski XI, Bhuwan Basnet heads the ball out.

** 76' Susan Gurung replaces Biren Gurung.

** 77' Pasang Sherpa directs the ball into the post, wonderful shot but inches above the cross bar.

** 80' Final ten minutes remaining, Mai Valley FC 3 Kaski XI 1.

** 90' Four minutes of additional time.

** 90+1' GOALLLLLL Randip Paudel cuts the deficit, Mai Valley FC 3 Kaski XI 2.

** 90+4' FULL TIME. Mai Valley FC 3 Kaski XI 2.

Kabran Pragati Sangh, Bangladesh will take on Nepal APF in the second pre-quarterfinal match tomorrow.

Champions will get Rs 6,66,666 while runners up team will get half of that money.

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