Fidelity bank banner Bayelsa State banner
Edo State League Update: St. Thomas upset J.J Stars in five-goal thriller

By News Express on 28/09/2013

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,963


The group stages of the Edo State Football League has continued with two interesting matches played in the Benin City zone. At the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, J.J Stars suffered a 2-3 loss to experienced campaigners, St Thomas FC on Wednesday (Sept. 25) in a game that was billed as one between two fantastic ball-keeping sides.

The match which kicked off in front of an appreciable number of fans, saw J.J draw the first blood in the 5th minute of play through a header from Osas Asia which hit the cross bar and bounced just across the goal line.

A dazed St Thomas, who needed a win to stay alive in the competition, after their 1-2 loss to Nifor FC (the other team in the group) took time to respond. They were fortunate not to have been two goals down as brave defending from centre back Atakhor saved them from going further behind.

As the first half wore on, St Thomas established control of the game and were justly rewarded through a brillint header from Ehis off a corner kick in the 35th minute.

With moments of the first half remaining, enterprising Ebube put St Thomas in the lead with a wicked left footed strike to punish the passivity of the J.J Stars defence.

Osas Asia was not ready to see his team lose without a fight, as he got his second of the day just a few minutes into the second half.

The ding dong affairs of the game continued, and with about a quarter of an hour left, both sides saw red when Atakhor for St Thomas and Micheal Ibe of JJ Stars saw red for unsportsmanly behaviour.

Ebube got his double and sealed the points for St Thomas with a cool finish when he was left one-on-one with J.J Stars goalkeeper. Both sides missed glaring chances to score more goals in the dying moments as legs began to tire.

Coach of St Thomas, Shola, speaking with News Express after the game, said: “I am relieved we won. I believe J.J Stars can get a result against Nifor and that we will qualify.”

•Photo shows Osas Asia whose brace was not enough to save J.J Stars.

Source News Express

Posted 28/09/2013 7:38:24 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

REVEALED: 3 natural ways to get stronger erections, last 25 minutes on bed, and increase manhood size without using drugs. Also, Natural Prostrate Enlargement Remedy.. Get In HERE...

 

You may also like...
Ekwueme was a true statesman — Biafra Youth...

From the horse’s mouth: 27 STATES BROKE, unable...

Lagos RRS moves to end killings by rival...

NEMA makes U-Turn on closure of Borno IDP...

Delta State Government approves 4 roads in capital...

Masari vows to recover Katsina’s missing N50.5bn

Intersociety hits Arewa Youths, alleges deep-seated hatred for...

Akwa Ibom inaugurates multi-billion naira projects to mark...

Ogun partners MainOne for internet service

2019: I am yet to decide — Alex...

Buhari summons emergency Federal Executive Council Meeting •Distances...

Democracy Day: Buhari promises secure, more prosperous Nigeria...

 

Latest News 2019: Atiku shuts down Yola APC a dying party swimming in corruption — Secondus •Promises Tsunami in the weeks ahead It’s payback time for Turaki’s loyalty, says Bauchi State PDP 431 Pharmaceutical shops sealed in Imo How ex-IGP Ibrahim Coomassie ordered my arrest, imprisonment in Kirikiri Prison – Shehu Sani Fire guts main market in Jos, razes 217 shops Ekiti Election: Oshiomhole exceeded expectations in his first national assignment as APC Chairman — Senator Alimikhena Adegboruwa weighs options as Joe Igbokwe eats the humble pie Kano has over 3 million out of school children – Ganduje UK to assist INEC deliver credible, free and fair polls in 2019 We have not suspended issuance of cards — NIMC Police to support Eko Disco on debt recovery

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (363,557 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (359,190 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (287,602 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (235,990 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (215,347 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (212,973 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (187,074 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (169,040 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (156,578 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (153,306 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (148,087 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (139,193 views)

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (52) Business & Economy (3,364) Business Verdict (48) Columnists (890) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (207) Entertainment (516) Features (616) Global Business Monitor (286) International (2,156) Interview (158) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (127) News (37,333) Opinion (1,024) Pidgin (10) Politics (5,638) Religion (788) Sports (1,612) Stock Watch (33) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

CBN banner

Firstmobile banner

 

 

NEWS EXPRESS TV

Nigerian detainees send SOS from Osama prison

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera

Advertisement