Follow the blow-by-blow account of 2019 WGB Lagos FA Cup Final on this website from 3:00pm this afternoon –
The 2019 Winners Golden Bet (WGB) Lagos State Football Association (FA) Cup finals kick off from 3pm this afternoon, Sunday, 19 May, at Agege Stadium.
2:00pm Women’s Final kicks off
FC Robo Queens Vs Young Talent 99 Queens
4:00pm Men’s Final kicks off
Spartans FC Vs Smart City FC
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2:00pm women’s match begins, and it’s rain ball as the heavens are open, the pitch at Agege Stadium is waterlogged,
-FC Robo Queens scores, 1-0 Young Talent
-a lot of falling down as players of both teams struggling to cope with the waterlogged Astro turf in Agege.
FC Robo Queens scores again,
2-0 Young Talent.
That’s how the first half ended.
Second half begins
– Agege Stadium Stewards trying in vain to mop up the heavily waterlogged pitch, game continues,
FC Robo scores, they have three unreplied goals now.
FC Robo Queens 3-0 Young Talent
-And the fight back begins, Young Talent scores, what a goal!
FC Robo Queens 3-1 Young Talent
-Oops! Young Talent scores again,
FC Robo Queens 3-2 Young Talent,
– Another goal…. just entered for the leading side
FC Robo Queens 4-2 Young Talent
-FC Robo Queens seals their victory with the fifth goal and match ends
Full time in Women’s final:
FC Robo 5-2 Young Talent.
Up next is the Men’s Final
Spartans FC Vs Smart City
About 5pm: Hon Idowu Obasa performs ceremonial kick off…
Pewwww, the whistle sounds as Chairman of Golden Chance Ventures Nigeria Limited, Hon. Idowu Obasa takes ceremonial kick off of the final, then the big match begins between Men’s finalists:
Spartans FC Vs Start City
Scores remains Spartans 0-0 Smart City, as the Assistant Referee on right flank raises his flag to disallow what would have been the first goal by Smart City.
30 minutes gone, scores remain
Spartans 0-0 Smart City
Both teams tried and tried to get at least a goal but scoreline remains goalless till end of the first stanza.
Half time: Spartans 0-0 Smart City
Popular music act, known as Small Doctor entertains soccer fans during half time break. Trust the Agege boy himself, he sang his usual danceable songs to the delight of the spectators.
Second half up next
46-57 minutes: Ibrahim Fatai and Adegbola Ajani connect well in the box of Spartans but they couldn’t score for Smart City.
58′ GOAL! Finally, Adegbola Ajani scores from the penalty spot to give Smart City a deserved lead.
Spartans 0-1 Smart City.
75 minutes gone, Spartans strikers doing their tricks, throwing everything into the match but their efforts yet to produce an equaliser.
Spartans 0-1 Smart City.
89 minutes gone, Spartans FC players are out to put up a last minute pressure, and oops! What a failed effort. Smart City still leading by a lone goal.
Full Time: Spartans 0-1 Smart City, …And, Smart City boys are champions of the male category of 2019 WGB Lagos FA Cup.
Live coverage ends here, thanks for doing this with us, see you another day.
Tunde Oyedele, Managing Editor.