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Sunday, 21 March 2021

NLO21 Season: Ten-Man Magate Share Spoils With Destiny Boys

 NLO21 Season: Ten-Man Magate Share Spoils With Destiny Boys




A superb flick into the top corner of goal with the head by Seun Adepoju in the 58th minute, was all Magate FC needed to draw 1️⃣-1️⃣ with log leaders Destiny Boys in a sixth game of the Nationwide League One (NLO) season played at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne, Ogun State. 

 

Magate who beat Zenith Emperor 72hours earlier, took the game to the group favourite with positive counter-attacking play.


The Coach Farouk side who finished the game with 10-man received a blow below the belt as the team lost it's 'Captain Fantastic' Adeniyi Aliu in the 25th minute to injury after he had a cut below his left eye as he was elbowed by Destiny Boys defender during the run of play.


The Magate bench, were left in awe as the offender walked away without been cautioned, as neither the centre referee nor his first assistant saw the infringement.


Less than five minutes after Aliu was replaced, Destiny Boys scored the first goal of the game via Qosim Abdulrahim.


Magate had the chance to level scores in the 36th minute but Philips effort on goal hit the side netting for a goal kick to Destiny FC.


The away side went into the break with their one goal lead even as the Coach Farouk side   pressed for an equalising goal.  


The second 45 minutes was a soaked tensed  as Magate scored an equalizing goal and ended the game with a player out.


Seun Adepoju was a torn in the flesh of Destiny Boys defenders with his pace. His effort was rewarded in the 53rd minute as he nodded a cross from Philips assist into the net to make scores even.



Magate were hard done in the 76th minute after it's centre-back Oluwaseun Babatunde was shown his marching orders after scooping up a second yellow card.


The Coach Farouk side did show character and kept their focus after the unfortunate incident, as they kept Destiny Boys defenders at bay, defending well till the blast of full time.


Magate FC now has 8 points from six games while Destiny Boys kept their number one spot on the log after it garnered 17 points from seven games.

Saturday, 20 March 2021

Magate Has No Special Game Plan For Destiny FC- Coach Farouk

 Magate Has No Special Game Plan For Destiny FC- Coach Farouk



Coach Yusuf Farouk has revealed that his Magate FC side has no special plans for Destiny FC, as both teams lock horns in the sixth fixture of the Nationwide League One (NLO) Division One season on Saturday at the Remo Stars Stadium in Ikenne.



Margate who ended Zenith Emperor's four matches unbeaten run with on 3-1 win on Thursday, now has seven points from five games.



Farouk in a pre-match chat after his team's last training session on Friday evening said: 

"No special plans for Destiny FC, rather I have told my players to go into game to show character and play them with the same zeal they exhibited against Zenith Emperor.


"You recall that Zenith Emperor were tagged one of the favourite in the group, so getting three points from them was a thing of excitement for me and my lads but it didn't come easy.


"The victory meant a lot to the team as it was the right tonic we needed going forward.


"Destiny FC are a tough team no doubt but my team has all it takes to checkmate them on field of play."




In the last game against Zenith Emperor, the trio of Akinropo Akeem, Adeolu Adelakun and Adekunle Adedimeji were on the goals scorer's sheet as they scored their first goal of the season.



Zenith Emperor got an early penalty owning to an hand ball in the box but was missed by  Okunola Lekan.


On the dot if 12th minute, Magate's Akeem then punished Zenith Emperor for their penalty miss, slotting the ball into the net from a rebound save by goalkeeper Yusuf Rasheed.


Seven minutes later Adelakun took advantage of a lose ball as doubled the lead with an easy chip over the onrushing Zenith Emperor's goalie inside the box.



In the 31st minutes, Lekan pulled one back for Zenith scoring his fifth goal of the season after he deflected low drive beat Destiny who was in goal for Magate.


In the 52nd minute Adedimeji put the icing on the cake for Magate as he scored to make it 3-1.

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