Sunday, March 06, 2011

Dolphins go eight points clear at top

Nigeria Premier League (NPL) leaders, Dolphins, have opened an eight-point gap on the chasing pack of the topflight after grabbing a 3 – 1 win at Jos University Teaching Hospital (Juth) on Saturday.
Stanley Eguma’s men were points ahead of second placed Sunshine Stars before Saturday’s game against Juth at the Rwang Pam Stadium but extended that lead to eight points with a convincing 3 – 1 win.
The Port Harcourt club started their game away to Juth like a side on fire and deservedly got the lead on 20 minutes through Victor Michael.
Dolphins made sure that they took that lead with them into the break in spite of Juth’s fight back.
Five minutes into the restart, Aaron Samuel poked home the second goal for the leaders before Ghanaian midfielder, Owusu Addae, put the game beyond Juth with a 72nd minute finish.
The Healers could only muster a consolation goal through Bright Silas with two minutes remaining in the game.
The loss is Juth’s fourth at home while Dolphins have become the eighth club to get a win at the Rwang Pam Stadium.
A delighted Eguma told from Jos that he is happy with the outcome of the result and the manner with which his team took Juth to the cleaners.
But he was quick to point out that the season is still far from over and that they will take every game as they come.
“It was a good game for us because we created chances and took them. We came to Jos and got a good result that will also help in our bid to win something this season. But we are not carried away because we know we are capable of doing better than this. The season is still far from the end so we will keep giving our best in every game,” Eguma told
But Dolphins’ eight-point lead could be cut to five by Sunday night if Sunshine Stars defeat newcomers, Crown Football Club, at the Gateway International Stadium in Ilaro.

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