A
battle of two gladiators saw two penalties, one red card and so much drama
before Go Round FC dug deep to beat Prime 3-2 in a National league encounter.
Dominic
Junior put Go Round FC ahead in the 43rd minute when he tapped in
from close range.
But
before then, in the 29th minute, the home side got a penalty when a
Prime FC defender handled the ball in the box. Captain Nyima Nwangwa hit the
ball on the cross bar.
One
minute into the second half, substitute Victor Okeji drew level for Prime as
the Go Round FC defenders were caught ball watching.
Adeyemi
Adeyeye captilised on a defensive mix up in the Go Round FC defense to put
Prime 2-1 up in the 65th minute of the encounter.
With
eleven minutes left to play, Chidi Nwachukwu was upended in the box and the
referee called a penalty which Thompson Stowe converted to put scores at 2-2.
Three
minutes later in the 82nd, another substitute, Mathew Oshoke’s
volley from close range put Go Round in the lead and the homers held on to win
3-2.
Coach
of Prime FC, Afolabi Oluwashina blamed the referee for the loss.
“The
two teams played well but the officiating was poor,” Oluwashina said.
The
Prime FC coach added that the team lost even though they went 2-1 up at some
point because they were under pressure from the referee.
“When
the referee is against you, what can you do? That’s why we were under pressure.
Meanwhile,
coach of Go Round FC, Ngozi Elechi was happy with the win.
“I’m
happy we won and I believe the changes I made, bringing in Thompson Stowe and
Oshoke turned the game around for me,” Elechi said.
He
also reacted to a red car given to his captain, Nyima Nwangwa late in the game.
“The
red card given to my captain was not a deserved red card. I still do not
understand why that was given. Maybe the referee’s opinion, but for me, I’m
just happy we won the game.”

Next
game for Go Round FC will be in Lagos against COD FC.