Valiant FC 2 - 4 Dino
Hyacinth Ogonna Nets Hattrick in Dino Win At Valiant
A Hyacinth Ogonna-inspired Dino SC swept aside Valiant FC 4-2 in the final game of match week 11 in the Creative Championship.
Both sides have found themselves at the bottom end of the table and it was an opportunity to get closer to the sides in the top half.
Meanwhile, when these two sides met just some weeks ago, it was Valiant who shocked the Lions at their backyard and have only managed a win since then.
Abiodun Toheeb, like he has done in multiple games previously, put his side ahead in the 20th minute but that lead only lasted three minutes as Dino got their equalizer through Hyacinth.
When it looked like the game was going to end as a stalemate at halftime, Hyacinth completed his brace to hand his side the lead for the first time in the encounter. And just two minutes after the break, Daniel Effiong extended their lead over the brave boys.
Valiant kept pushing for a way back into the contest and a second goal from Toheeb just a minute after the hour mark helped set up a grandstand finish to the contest.
However, Dino were not to be denied the win, as Hyacinth scored a third and his side’s fourth to clinch another win on the road for Godwin Gibson’s men.
Dino move up to sixth with the win, while Valiant stayed bottom of the log with seven matches to go.
Sixtus Elegalam 57’
Gideon Ede 31’
Daniel Effiong 32’
Adebajo Adetunji 65’
Prince Elaya 84’
Pascal Okoli 90+2’
MAN OF THE MATCH
Hyacinth Ogonna (Dino)
No other candidate for the prize apart from the hat-trick hero. He was crucial to the win and will hope to return to league action with a bang next year.