MFM Hold First Bank In National League

Mountain of Fire and Miracle, MFM, Football Club of Lagos did not need
any miracle to force city rivals, First Bank to 1-1 draw in an epic encounter played at the magnificent turf of Agege Stadium near Ikeja at the weekend.
It was a match which the host would have wrapped up in the first half but
poor marksmanship ensured that both teams shared the spoils even as MFM came from behind to pick a point.
First Bank had scored an early goal due to a defensive mix-up following
what MFM defenders thought was an offside play, but the referee and his first
assistant referee adjudged it a fair-play and that allowed the First Bank attacker
to slot in from the near post.
The unexpected goal forced MFM to swoop on their opponents, forcing
them to retreat to defend their post, a strategy which nearly cost them dearly
when a desperate First Bank goalkeeper fouled MFM attacker in the box but the resultant penalty was wasted.
The introduction of MFM skipper, Yemi Oladejo early in the second half
turned things around for the home team, and it was not long before the playmaker initiated a move which led to the equalizer by MFM.
Elsewhere, Shooting Stars of Ibadan defeated Ekiti United 2-0 to garner 19 points and now ahead of Gabros International with 17 points, even as Abia Comets have also notched up 19 points to compete with the leaders.
Meanwhile, Wikki Tourists have returned to top Division A after a 2-0
victory over Kogi United in Bauchi.


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