In a crucial derby game, 89FC defeated Flexy Soccer Academy by a score of 2 goals to 1 to win all three points and the local bragging rights.
Idowu Victor completed a great 89FC move to give them the lead in the fifth minute. 89FC increased their advantage in the 57th minute thanks to a second goal by Nwatu Silas. Although Kunle Odutana scored a magnificent goal to orchestrate a comeback, but 89FC managed to hold on for a well-earned victory.
From the first kick, 89FC’s strategy was clear: go all-out for the victory by putting pressure on Flexy SA’s defense line and forcing them to turn the ball over. The first goal was the outcome of this. Idowu Victor easily placed the ball into the net after Liasu Kehinde grabbed the ball from Flexy’s right back and sent a square pass into the area.
As 89FC kept up the pressure, Flexy was forced to make mistakes and received a series of infractions. At the interval, 89FC was leading 1-0.
89 continued where they left off by scoring again through Silas Nwatu. Victor served as the supplier this time. After stealing the ball from his opponent, he passed it to Silas, who was unmarked, and Silas coolly curled the ball past the goalkeeper as if he were playing a penalty.
Personnel changes were made by both sides, although Kunle Otulana for Flexy had the biggest influence. He stole the ball from the 89FC left back, moved it to his preferred left foot, and then fired from a full 25 yards away, beating the keeper at the near post.
After numerous opportunities and half-chances for both teams, 89FC emerged winners in the very interesting match.