Monday, November 22, 2010

Flying Antelopes in rampant mood

Enugu Rangers were out of control at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu when they thrashed Ocean Boys 5 – 2 on Sunday.
Off-season signing, Uche Nwofor and Fred Okwara led the way with two goals each and winger, Ejike Uzoenyi, got one of the goals.
Ocean Boys’ duo of Chigozie Christopher and Charles Omokaro got their side’s consolation goals.
Alphonsus Dike’s men played without the brakes, as they ran into a three-goal lead inside the opening 30 minutes of the game to the excitement of their fans.
It was Nwofor, who joined from Shooting Stars Sports Club (3SC), that set the Flying Antelopes to a goal-rush with a six-minute strike.
Just as Ocean Boys were recovering from that opening setback Nwofor grabbed his second of the afternoon inside two minutes of the first to leave the away team stunned.
It was the turn of Uzoenyi to cut in from the wing to score Rangers’ third of the game, as Ocean Boys looked jaded.
However, 10 minutes before half time, Christopher appeared to have handed Ocean Boys a lifeline in the game.
But on the stroke of half time, Okwara stepped up to restore Rangers’ three-goal lead.
Apparently aware that their game plan of sitting back to soak the pressure and hoping to hit Rangers on the break has failed, Ocean Boys went forward in numbers and paid dearly for trying to put up a brave fight.
Once again, it was Okwara that poked home Rangers’ fifth goal of the game on 65 minutes after a fluid move by the home side.
In spite of Rangers’ superb performance in this game, Dike’s men showed frailties at the back and allowed Omokaro grab a consolation just 10 minutes to the end of the game.
Dike was happy with the outcome of the result but believes that his side got carried away and conceding two goals.
“We did well by winning with this big scoreline. But we still need to keep things tight in our defence because we don’t need to concede too many goals this season if we want to win something,” he told

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