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 in the NWFL match day three contest.
Mariam gave the Tayo Onilude tinkered side the lead in the 25th minute after she poked home from a good team move.
The hosts nearly double their advantage at the stroke 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, Hon Lucky Aiyedatiwa.
Post Match Reactions
Onilude: “I’m very happy and excited with the result, we are coming out gradually and I’m sure we will come out better in our subsequent matches.
“FC Robo is one of the best team in the Nigeria Women Football League, but there is no team that is undeafitable, we got our chances and we make use of them.
“Despite the victory, we will still go back to the drawing board and asses ourselves and ensure we adjust where it necessary for better performance in our next game.” She said.
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.