Saturday, January 29, 2022

NWFL: SUNSHINE QUEENS EDGE FC ROBO IN ENTERTAINING DERBY

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Sunshine Queens Football Club of Akure Wednesday defeated FC Robo 2-1 in a thrilling Southwest derby at the Ondo State Sports Complex Akure.

Goals from Abdulrasheed Mariam and Biyi Folajomi help the Betty Babes coast home with all points the NWFL match day three contest.

Miriam gave the Tayo Onilude tinkered side the lead in the 25th minute after she poked home from a good team move.

The hosts nearly the double their advantage at the strike of halftime but the Lagos visitors’ Robo goalkeeper stood firm to stop what would have been spectacular goal from way out.

Second half substitute, Folajomi doubled the lead for Queens 10 minutes into restart with her first touch of the game.

The Betty Babes kept up the tempo and could have pulled away further at the hour mark, but Ufomba Chiwendu missed tapping home from goal mouth by a whisker.

The visitors rallied late and scored consolation goal in stoppages time, but there was no denying Queens their first of the season and a perfect birthday gift to Club and Ondo Deputy Governor, Lucky Aiyedatiwa.

On his own, FC Robo Coach, Emmanuel Orobosa said he will go back home and prepare for their next game.

He added that the match was a good game, the match officials try their best, but not happy with the end result.