Confluence Queens continued from where they stopped last week after they secured their second consecutive victory while Rivers Angels pipped FC Robo Queens 1-0 to record their first win of the season as Matchday 2 of the NWFL Premiership were played midweek.
The second round of fixtures in the NWFL Premiership produced some intriguing results across various centres in the country on Wednesday. There were two away victories, one home win and three (3) drawn matches as 11 goals were scored from the six matches played with Group A games producing eight goals while Group B fetched three strikes.
The star match of the week was the Rivers Angels versus FC Robo Queens which was decided by the early goal of Oghenebrume Ikhekua in Port Harcourt. The goal ensured the league reigning champions ended their barren spell in front of goal having been held to a goalless draw by Delta Queens in Asaba in the season’s opener last week. The home win lifted the Jewel of Rivers to four points from two games.
It was another memorable week for last week’s hat-trick heroine, Mercy Omokwo of Confluence Queens as her goal again propelled Liadi Bashiru ladies to a 1-0 away win over his erstwhile team, Osun Babes at the Lanreleke Stadium, Ile-Ogbo on Wednesday evening. Omokwo has now scored four goals in two games and she’s presently the top-scorer in the league.
Newly promoted Naija Ratels got a surprised 2-2 draw at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin after a late collapse from home team, Edo Queens.
Ezekiel Motunrayo’s own goal gave the ‘Obaseki Ladies’ the lead in the 30th minute, before Yemisi Samuel doubled the lead early in the second half, through her trademark amazing run. The ‘One Day at a Time’ Ladies came back stronger later in the last 10 minutes I the encounter with two quick fire goals, one in the 82nd minute, through Sofiat Bankole and Olamide Adugbe evened the scores in the 89th minute through a sublime 27 yard scorcher.
In Nembe, Bayelsa Queens could only muster a face saving 1-1 draw against South-South neighbours, Delta Queens. The Restoration Ladies’ who were the favorite to win the game, trailed their opponent for close to an hour after Chisom Henry had opened the scoring in the 35th minute, but Mercy Itimi late goal helped Bayelsa Queens to salvage a point at the death.
Nasarawa Amazons romped to a 3-0 away win in Calabar against Pelican Stars who suffered their second heavy defeat of the new season. Dooshima Tarnum gave the visitors the lead just two (2) minutes into the game before Aweda Titilayo doubled the lead and Ayatsea Hembefan found herself on the scoresheet in the 84th minute as Amazons went for blood in their first game of the season.