Corporate football – TUN vs D2

Posted by: Prashanta

D2 started its corporate football league with clash against Tundikhel United, the team formed three years ago when people from various areas of interest started practicing together every week in the Tundikhel ground. Having been formed only a year back D2, on the other side, lacked enough match practice as they tumbled to a 4-2 loss at IOE, Pulchowk ground against the more experienced side from Tundikhel. It was an entertaining match though, played between two halves of 35 mins each, with goals coming in at frequent intervals. D2 appeared to be more organized at the beginning and took an early lead capitalizing on the mistake of the makeshift goalkeeper Samesh Joshi. The goalkeeper was completely deceived by the bounce on the hard and uneven ground of Pulchowk and Asim was on hand to head it home.

The second half was compeletely different though, as D2 began to lose its shape and the Tundikhel team gave a lot of problems by their quick short passes and it wasn’t long before they hit back with quick successive goals to turn the table. Although D2 managed to get one more, it was clear that D2 team was not up to it and the misery was compounded by a late own goal by substitue Prashanta. A dangerous low cross at the box from the right wing eluded several D2 defenders before it hit the D2′s makeshift right back and rolled in towards the far post.

The second leg is being played at IOE, Pulchowk ground on Saturday, Jan06.

Match Statistics
TUN vs D2
Venue: IOE, Pulchowk ground
Full time score: 4-2 (first half 0:1)

TUN starting lineup – Niyosh, Anup, Ratish, Prashant, Ujwol (c), Amit, Yug, Sudarshan, Man Singh, Samesh (GK)
Substitutes – Sakil

D2 starting lineup – Sanjeet, Hitesh (c), Prajwal, Rajan, Sajan, Anupam, Bijay, Asim, Keshav (GK), Biswa, Dhiraj
Substitutes – Bhanu, Raju, Shankar, Prashanta

Match Photus
Photus by Bimal Koirala
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- Teams warming up


- D2 starting lineup


- D2 squad


- TUN starting lineup


0386 – D2 gets its first corner


- Keshav was quite busy most of the time


- Biswa hurries the clearance


- D2 begins to lose its shape in midfield


- Biswa was outstanding in defence


- Amit gave quite a prob from left wing


- Hitesh had pretty quite game


- Bijay had to work tooth & nails for whole 70 mins


- Anup (far left) anticipating a cross


- Anupam in action


- Ujwol marshalled the TUN defense


- Prashant (left) providing support to Ujwol


- Sanjeet with the ball


- Dhiraj (#18) was D2′s makeshift left back


- Ratish lining up for free kick


- Asim (#22) tracking back to help the D2 defense


- Asim (#22) had to do a lot of work alone in the attack


- Shankar voluntered for refereeing during the first half


- Niyosh (left) making a supporting run while Sudeep(#16) looks


- D2′s midfield shape becomes poorer and poorer as the match progresses


- Hitesh tries to block a shot from Ratish as Bijay(#3) and Sajan(#10) look on


- Sakil (center) had little to do for TUN


- Sanjeet made at least 2 good crosses from the right


- Sajan had to do a lot of work at the center of midfield for D2


- Raju (clearing the ball) came on as second half substitude for Prajwal


- D2 players trying to make most from the set-peice


- Asim (#22) and Prashanta (center) chasing after the ball

Corporate football – TUN vs D2 was last modified: September 19th, 2007 by Prashanta
 

Blog Comments

  1. Prashanta

    Stamina is undoubtly the most important aspect of football and it’s “true” that the Nepali team has a lot to improve on that. But another important aspect is the attitute. Not only the attitute of the players, the coaches, or the authority, but largely of the supporters. Instead of continuously blaming players or the authority, think about what YOU can DO to bring more professionalism and widespread support to Nepali football. Stamina as well as winning/losing isn’t something that can’t be worked upon.

  2. Prakash

    The name “true” is not true in itself. Contrary to his saying that winners rarely post comments, here are quite a few in number. Winning and loosing are part of the game. You should have attitude to win that is what is more important. And remember one of winner was Nepali Team here. Let us not compare our loosing or winning with the country.
    You mean to say that Nepalese i.e. TRUE YOU have not stamina for playing and winning? If so have fun to loose always.
    Guys keep the good work. Its nice posting to see all those snaps and hope you guys are having good time there. All the best for the next match to both the teams!!

  3. Anup K. Shrestha

    Well it was really fun playing with you guys and that team photo is very good… Well at least i have a proof now to show to my grand children that i am a football player (heheheheheheh)- a good one, actually.

    That “dangerous low cross at the box from the right wing eluded several D2 defenders” was delivered by my right foot.

    Hope to have a match with guys soon!!!

  4. Anup K. Shrestha

    Well it was really fun playing with you guys and that team photo is darn good… Well at least i have a proof now to show to my grand children that i am a football player (heheheheheheh)- a good one, actually.

    That “dangerous low cross at the box from the right wing eluded several D2 defenders” was delivered by my right foot.

    Hope to have a match with guys soon!!!

  5. Shakil (TUN Substitute)

    Thanks Prasanta !!!!… seeing these postings is equally interesting as playing ….hope to see more of the second match too..And thanks for naming our team ….TUDIKHEL UNITED…

  6. true

    pawan K Shrestha wrote, D2 Squad Picture is missing due to the Blog Administrator’s inability to focus on quality of the site, or, the Author never reads the comments posted by us as he might be too busy like the Administrator of the site,GUessWork. Meanwhile, the winners rarely post their activities at blogs, only the losers, who are proud of losing each day, not knowing that universal phenomenon is for Winning. Nepal being a loser state, Imagine , and Compare with Winning States of the World. Nepalese have no stamina for playing and winning.

  7. AA

    Guys !!! keep up with your team work n have pateint
    Victory belongs to the most persevering.
    Keep on playing n playing

  8. Ujwol

    Well I’ve heard there are quite nice players in D2 but they always seem to miss our match.

    We’re yet to see the best of D2.

    And one mistake, Ujwol is not captain. In TUN team everyone is a captain :) and each and everyone is a coach/manager.

    It was nice playing last time. Looking forward to another challenge this Saturday.

    And of course, cheer leaders too..

  9. TeamMemberFootballTeam

    Team work – is the key winning a football match. We might have a good team work in our profession but to me we lack that in the ground.

    It is getting better but it was not good enough to beet tudikhel united.

    Lets practice to make a better and united team.

    Team member
    D2 – FootballTeam

  10. Tejaswee

    Loosing makes everybody perfect and we all know one day D2 will be the Winner.Keep up the good work!!!!And All the best for next league.

  11. Sajan

    the individual players are gaining better match fitness but its playing together as a team that we seem to be lacking. but things are taking shape, lets hope better for the second leg

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