It was another thrilling mid-week as matchday three games of the NWFL Premiership kicked off, with teams playing their third round of fixtures across seven centres.
The week three games was exciting even though there were not as many goals as the preceding week. Still there were alot of talking points and amazing results and more.
www.thenwfl.com did a quick review on how Game week 3 went down.
Ibom Angels 2 Royal Queens 1 ( Mercy Itimi 27′ , Chika Idika 39′ , Blessing Nkor 78′)
Ibom Angels recorded their first victory of the season with a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Royal Queens.
Mercy Itimi opened scoring in the 27th minute before striker Chika Idika equalised for the ‘Candian Geese’.
Blessing Nkor gave the ‘Orange Ladies’ the needed victory when she scored from a goalmouth scramble situation in the 78th minute.
The win ensured that the Moruf Adeyemo side ended the year with four points from three games, while Royal Queens ended up with three points from three games.
Bayelsa Queens 1 FC Robo Queens 0 (Charity Reuben 53″).
Charity Reuben scored her first goal of the season and it was against a very difficult side, FC Robo Queens.
The ‘Restoration Ladies’ are on a good run, grabbing their 3rd straight in this season. Osahon Emmanuel’s side had a couple of good chances in the first half, but wasted it and they got punished in the 53rd minutes through a superb effort from the lanky forward. The win has placed the Moses Aduku’s side ended the year on top of the log.
Delta Queens 1 Sunshine Queens 0 (Amarachi Orjinma 52′)
Former league topscorer Amarachi Orjinma’s lone goal led to Delta Queens second victory of the season. Sunshine Queens gave a huge fight in the encounter but then defence line of Delta Queens were too strong for them and denied them some goalscoring chances. The win means Sunshine Queens have won just once and lost two away from home.
Osun Babes 3 Pelican Stars 0. (Yemisi Samuel 69′ 85′, Kafayat Bashiru 90+3′)
The “Omoluabi Queens” ran riot against Pelican Stars. Two goals from Yemisi Samuel and a late penalty from Kafayat Bashiru put the ‘Ayade’ Ladies to the sword as they suffered their second defeat of the season.
Pelican Stars did record some great chances in the encounter, but failed to convert, before Yemisi Samuel’s header in the 69th minute gave the homeside the lead, before she doubled the lead with just five minutes of regulation time. Kafayat Bashiru scored late from the spot to give the Yinka Adunola’s side a comfortable win and their second victory this season.
Abia Angels 2 Dreamstar Ladies 1 (Maxi Bisong 45′ , Ayatsea Hembafen 79′ Nmesoma Ibeh 84′)
Dreamstar Ladies suffered their third loss of the season in a game they fought so hard to earn atleast a point in Umuahia.
Camerounian international Maxi Bissong opened scoring for the homeside before former Adamawa Queens forward Ayatsea Hembafen equalised for the ‘Galaticas’. Nmesoma Ibeh scored in the 84th minute to give the ‘Angels from the East’ their second victory this season.
Confluence Queens 1 Nasarawa Amazons 0 (Winifred Eyebhoria 45″ (p)).
Three defeats in three games puts Christopher Danjuma’s side second bottom on the NWFL Premiership table.
The woes of the ‘Solid Babes’ was compounded by the Whyte Ogbonda’s side. Experienced midfielder Winifred Eyebhoria scored from the spot just some seconds before the end of the first half after Maureen Okpala had mishandled an effort side her 18yard box. The win means Confluence Queens now has four points from three games, while Nasarawa Amazons are left with no point after three games.
Edo Queens 1 Rivers Angels 1 ( Vivian Ikechukwu 79′ Elizabeth Zirike 88′).
It was night football in Benin and Edo Queens gave their all in a very pulsating encounter. Alot was expected from the home side but it was the visitors who scored first through Vivian Ikechukwu in the 79th minute.
Former Sunshine Queens midfielder Elizabeth Zirike scored late in the 88th minute to give the homeside a point in the game.