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NWPL Week Two Wrap-Up

Nigeria Women's Premier League Week Two Wrap-Up By SL10

By SL10 - May 12, 2015 01:09 PM

Bayelsa Queens 2-0 Adamawa Queens

The Rolladson Odeh's revolution at Bayelsa Queens is in full swing as they top the Group B with six points from two matches. They defeated Adamawa Queens 2-0 at the Oghara Township Stadium. The visitors were unable to contain the homers beyond the 27th minute as in-form Rafiat Sule did well to stroke home the opener. Adamawa Queens came in strongly but Bayelsa Queens varied their play after the second half and pressed for the second goal. Joy Bokiri proved her relevance for the former league champions when she sent the ball past the keeper for her 2nd goal of the season. Bayelsa Queens increased their tally to 6 points and are still on top of the ladder, while Adamawa Queens have 3 points from 2 matches.

Capital City Doves 1-2 Sunshine Queens

Heading into this game full of confidence after a good run of form in the pre-season games, Sunshine Queens played as if they were at home against the home team at the Area 3 Pitch in Abuja. Skillful winger Aminat Yakubu was a menace to the Abuja based team with her usual dose of pace and direct approach to the game. Shola Oyewusi set the away team into early excitement at the Area 3 Pitch when she rifled in a shot after great work from Yakubu in the 23rd minute. Ten minutes later, Capital City Doves drew level through Helen Obinna but Patience Agbokhade ensured that the away side picked all three points when she scored the winner after 41 minutes.

Confluence Queens 3-0 FC Robo

Adamu Sulaiman will be celebrating after his Confluence Queens side gained their first victory of the season. The opening goal left a question - was it a fortunate goal or a stroke of genius? Chinyere Nwogu looped a sweet cross to the 18-yard area and Aishat Bello flicked home. Robo had two good chances in quick succession to level the score, but Okeke Chidinma and Esther Ndubuisi failed to get the ball past goalkeeper Ruth Sunday. Lola Phillips, who was silent in the first half showed quality in the second stanza. She scored from the penalty spot with just six minutes of restart after Oke Maria handled the ball in Robo's 18-yard box. Substitute Ogunleye Kehinde netted the final goal of the game with a superb header following a classic cross from Phillips.

Ibom Angels 1-0 Delta Queens

A lone goal from Aju Francisca was what Ibom Angels needed as they beat Delta Queens 1-0 at the Uyo Township Stadium. It was a tensed game for the hosts as they wanted their first league victory of the season, after the disappointment of narrowly going down 3-2 to Osun Babes in the week one. The home side in the opening minutes of the game opened fire on the away side but failed to hit the back of the net. The away side stood very strong in the match as their defence curtailed the movements of the homers. There was little to choose between the two sides but the Ibom Angels side looked more deadly whenever they were in the attacking third of Delta Queens. Aju broke the deadlock and won the game for Ibom Angels. Delta Queens searched for the equalizer but Ibom Angels looked very strong at the back with no margin of error. The tempo of the game went down as Ibom Angels reverted to a defensive tactic which paid off as they won the game 1-0 in Uyo

Martins White Doves 1-1 Osun Babes

After securing maximum points last week against Ibom Angels, Osun Babes are unbeaten in the Nigeria Women Premier League, after earning a 1-1 draw in the match against Martins White Doves. Osun Babes looked the more eager of the two and went forward without any fear looking for the opening goal. On the back foot, Martins White Doves seemed intimidated and the Oshogbo-based girls felt good with Precious Edewor looking to take up the role of predator. Togolese import Blessing Afangideh found the net with a beautiful strike inside the area. The goal shook some life into Martins White Doves, and they began to do some pressing of their own and Helen Oditte rocketed a 71st minute spot kick to the back of the net. The closing stages was a battle, but the away team held on to the point.

COD Ladies 1-1 Edo Queens

The first game of the season for debutants COD Ladies ended in a one-all draw as the Ann Chiejine led wards were left undone by their lack of experience. After a drab and barren first half display, it was Chioma Umeozor that awakened the match in the 60th minute to put Edo Queens in front before Vivian Ikechukwu calmly slotted home COD Ladies' penalty as the game wrapped up.



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