3SC 2-1 Nnewi United: Sweet Revenge As Oluyole Warriors Pip Anaedo Lions in Ijebu Ode

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It was payback time as Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) of Ibadan, took their pound of flesh from Nnewi United, beating the visitors 2-1 in a NNL Group B1 matchday fourteen tie.

The encounter, played at the Dipo Dina Stadium, Ijebu-Ode, saw NNL leading goalscorer, Gafar Olafimihan add to his account, same as Malomo Ayodeji.

The Oluyole Warriors did not hide their intention to avenge thei 0-1 first round loss to the Anaedo Lions, the only defeat they have suffered so far in the ongoing campaign, as they wsooped on the visitors right from the blast of the whistle.

All their efforts however failed to yield dividends as the visitors defence stood their ground, while goalkeeper Chatta Chisom also made some good saves.

The unrelenting Shooting Stars continued to pile incessant pressure on their opponent and one of the attacks led to a handball inside the box by an Nnewi United defender and the referee wasted no time in awarding a penalty kick to the host

The game was however held up for 20 minutes as the officials of Nnewi United ordered their boys out of the field in protest of the referee’s decision.

When play eventually resumed, Gafar Olafimihan stepped forward and calmly slotted in the ball, sending goalkeeper Chiisom the wrong way to give 3SC a 1-0 lead into the break.

The Warriors started the second period on a bright note and got rewarded when Malomo Ayodeji slammed home Opeoluwa Olufemi’s pull out to double the homers’ lead.

Not wanting to go down easily, the visitors came out of their shell and took the fight to their host and at that point, it became a more lively contest.

Uzochi Ejilab reduced the tally with a fantastic strike, powering home from a free kick which goalkeeper Okanlawon Laide had no answer for, thus forcing an explosive end of the game as the visitors pushed for the equalizer while 3SC pressed for a killer goal.

Coach Edith Agoye brought in Isiaka Mutiu, Osaghae Junior and Hycient Nwankwegu for Akilu Muhammed, Gbadamosi Fatai and Gafar Olafimihan but the visitors refused to cave in till the referee brought peoceedings to an end, after 90 and three additional minutes.

The win takes the Oluyole Warriors’ point haul to 35, nine ahead of second placed Go Round FC, who have 26 points in their kitty.

The Ibadan soccer lords next travel to Abeokuta for a matchday 15 fixture against relegation haunted FC Nilayo.

FULL RESULTS : NIGERIA NATIONAL LEAGUE WEEKS 16,14,11 SECOND PHASE.
2020-2021 SEASON.
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Friday 14-05-2021.
A2.WEEK 11.
Zamfara Utd 1-1 Road Safety.
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B2.WEEK 16.
Joy Cometh 1-1 Bayelsa Utd.
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Saturday 15-95-2021
A1.
Oyah Sports Int’l 1-0 Sokoto Utd.
FC Taraba 0-2 Mighty Jets.

A2.
ABS 4-1 G&K Shekarau
Kogi Utd 0-0 N.Tornadoes
Yobe D.Stars 1-0 DMD
Kebbi Utd 3-1 Malumfashi.
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B1.
Osun Utd 1-0 Delta Force
Stores 3-2 Vandrezzer
Go-Round 2-0 Ekiti Utd
Giant Brillars 1-0 Rovers
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B2.
Remo Stars BYE.
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Apex Krane 1-0 Ibom Youth
J’Atete 1-0 FC ONE Rocket.
Crown 4-1Godosky.

Bendel Insurance v Abia Comets(On Hold).

Gateway Utd 0-0 Holy Arrows.
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Sunday 16-05-2021.

A1.
EFCC 0-0 Gombe Utd.

El-Kanemi W. 2-0 Green Berets.
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B2.
Dynamite Force 3-0 FC Nilayo
3SC 2-1 Nnewi Utd.

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