Sporting Lagos 4-1 victory pushes Remo stars out of NPFL top 4 bracket 

SPORTING Lagos walloped Remo Stars 4-1 in the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) matchday 24 fixtures played on Sunday March 10 at the Johnson Mobolaji stadium, Onikan, Lagos.

The match described as South West derby lived below expectations as Remo stars did not perform at their best, giving the host the opportunity to dominate possessions.

Five minutes after the kickoff, Sporting Lagos took the lead through Junior Lokosa who converted from the spot kick, igniting wild jubilation from fans.

The visitors displayed confidence and attempted to return the goal in the 15 minutes but Sporting Lagos goalkeeper rushed out to curl away the ball from on rushing Remo stars player Dayo Ojo.

The aborted attempt was Remo Star deployed more attacks after completing string of pass from the midfielders, mounting pressure on their host defence.

Remo stars also came near to register a goal in the 18th minute as their player Ossy Martin outran Sporting Lagos goalkeeper and then slotted in the ball but the host’s captain ran to save the ball slowly rolling into the nest.

Remo stars who were on the rampage to restore parity had more of their players on the attack but the tactics did not favor them as Sporting Lagos had a counter attack in the 27nd minutes when Paschal Onyekachi doubled the lead after benefitting a long cross which left him past the last defender and goalkeeper.

Eleven minutes later, Remo star persistence paved way as they halved the deficit after Sporting Lagos defender Salawudeen tapped the ball into his net a low cross from flank.

The match ended 2-1 in favour of Sporting Lagos at the break.






     

     

    The resumption was the humiliation of Remo stars as Sporting Lagos players Philip Kehinde and Philip Odubia in the 54th and 60th minutes secured the victory of their club.

    The result dropped Remo Stars from the top 4 range to the fifth position with 39 points as Enyimba 1-0 victory against Doma United pushed them from the fifth to the second position with 42 points.

    Meanwhile, Lobi Star forced an away draw against Abia Warriors to maintain at the top of the table with 43 points.

    It was an unfavourable result for Plateau United who lost 1-3 against Sunshine Stars as they dropped to the third position with 41 points while Enugu Rangers’ goalless draw againt Kwara United kept them in the third position with 41 points.

     

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