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SHOOTING STARS PIP RIVERS UNITED TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS.

In a re-scheduled game between Rivers’ United and the Oluyole warriors played at the Leland Salami Stadium Adamasingba, on Saturday tenth of February 2024, Shooting Stars bounced back from their disappointing lost to the People’s Elephant the last time out.

The home team started the game on a rather back foot as “the pride of rivers” dictated the game winning the midfield battles. Rivers looked like a more dangerous and determined side to clinch all three points but, Gbenga Ogunbote boys soon gradually grew more into the game and started asking questions from the defense line of Rivers United. In less than fifteen minutes of action,the homers had their first real claim for supremacy. Captain,Taofeek Malomo was located in the box by a fine pass and he appeared to be hacked down as the home side called for a spot-kick but, the centre referee deemed the challenge to be fair and waved play to continue. 


With all their possessions and dominance of the ball,Rivers United did not give Shooting stars defenders any moment of fear.

In the forty-fifth minutes,both teams seems to be contended with the half ending on a barren note but,Shooting stars’ quick leg,Hadi Muhammad chested the ball down in the box,looked to have lost it but,he quickly ran ahead of the onrushing defender to regain possession. In his process and struggle to prevent Hadi from having the ball to himself,the defender tripped him and brought him down. The centre referee this time wasted no time to point to spot signaling a penalty for the home team. 
Taofeek Malomo leading by example stepped up for his. He calmly sent Rivers’ goalkeeper,Seidou the wrong way to make it one nil to Shooting stars and that was the last action of the half.
The uneventful second half started like the first.Rivers United working the ball round very and dictating the pace of the game. There was no how dropping in the second until towards the end of the game when the visitors threatened and searched for an equalizer to at least make something out of the game. The final ball upfront seems to be letting Rivers united down as they constantly were loosing the battle to Shooting’s defenders to ensure they protect their goal. After two minutes of added time,the referee sounded the final long blast of the whistle to the excitement of the home supporters.
Haven’t played this game,the Oluyole warriors now currently have no more outstanding game as they continue to prepare for the resumption of the league’s second stanza.
SHOOTING STARS PIP RIVERS UNITED TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS. SHOOTING STARS PIP RIVERS UNITED TO RETURN TO WINNING WAYS. Reviewed by Confirmed sports on February 10, 2024 Rating: 5

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