Beyond Limits FC 2 - 1 Gbagada FC
Beyond Limits Maintain 100% Start to 2023 with Win over Gbagada
Log-leaders, Beyond Limits, increased their lead at the top of the table to four points with their 2-1 win over Gbagada.
The Blue Eagles came into the game on the back of a fine start to 2023, with two wins and a draw. Determined to make up for lost time in the first half of the season, Coach Akinyelu’s side started the game in fine fashion, scoring the first goal.
Latching onto a cross from the left, Ayuba Lawal got the better of his marker to poke one past the goalkeeper to open the scoring. The reigning champions found it difficult to respond as they were too busy managing the onslaught from the away team.
Despite Coach Akinyelu getting sent off in the 34th minute, it was all Gbagada in the first half.
The second half began with Coach Olumide’s team being the more aggressive side.
They would get the reward for all their hard work in the 57th minute as Jimoh Toheeb found the back of the net. The following 10 minutes featured a penalty shout by Gbagada (which was called off) and a goal-line clearance by Karim to keep the scores level.
Not satisfied with a draw, Gbagada pressed for the win in the last quarter of the half, with Akibu and Sanda making goal attempts, all to no avail. Gbagada would have another man sent off in the 87th minute as Kareem Hassan got a second yellow and received his marching orders.
With the game headed for a draw and the Blue Eagles playing with 10 men, the hosts sniffed blood and scored the winning goal in the 93rd minute. The goal would condemn the visitors to their first loss of the year and ensured the log leaders finished January unbeaten.
Onyebuchi Obasi 24’
Jimoh Toheeb 35’
Segun Alfred 18’
Kareem Hassan 46’
Kareem Hassan 87
MAN OF THE MATCH
Joseph Stanley (Beyond Limits)
His brace in the second half secured victory for Beyond Limits and extended their lead at the summit of the league.