Ekunta Etenfa scored a penalty in the 36th minute to hand Go Round FC a 1-0 win over Bayelsa United at the Krisdera Stadium on Saturday.
Shadrack Oghali was brought down by Ejiogu Andrew three minutes earlier and the referee did not hesitate in making his decision.
Go Round FC had all the chances to score in the game as Bayelsa United neither had a shot at goal nor on target all game long.
The curtain raiser would have come in the 16th minute when Maurice Chukwu’s free kick was tipped over the bar for a corner by Robert Cole.
Bayelsa’s Brown Braye got a yellow card in the first half as did Gabriel Adegboye and Sunday Oweyemi in the 2nd half as the away side were second to almost every challenge and continued to concede fouls.
Two minutes after the restart a double fire substitution by Bayelsa United’s gaffer saw Uche Okeke replace Keke Bebeto and Sadiq Abdul was thrown in for Dengo Ebinepere.
In the last quarter of the game, Go Round’s Ngozi Elechi brought on Chile Azu for Nelson Esor and then Okon Ita for Shadrack Oghali before Ufere Chinedu went in for Ekunta Etenfa to run down the clock.
Ere Dokubo, whose side did not make a single attempt on goal said he came to Omoku to win but it was unfortunate he didn’t.
“We came to Omoku to win or at least if I don’t score I will end first half goaless then come out explosively in the second.
“It was unfortunate we conceded in the first half, but when we came out explosively in the second half, you could see the difference,” Dokubo said.
Ngozi Elechi of Go Round FC believed his tactics of knocking the ball and holding it paid off.
“It was a deserved victory. The tactics paid off, holding the ball, knocking the ball and we won a deserved penalty,” Elechi said.
Go Round ended the game with seven shots at goal and three on target while Bayelsa United did not have a single shot in the game.
United, however, topped the fouls charts as they conceded 23 free kicks to Go Round’s 14