Seyi Okeowo was the star of the show as Gateway United defeated Abia Comets 2-0 this Saturday in a Matchday 5 clash at the MKO Abiola International Stadium, Abeokuta.
On the back of their last match in Omoku which the Ogun state-based outfit lost 1-0 to Go Round FC, Gateway United started on the front foot as they took the game to their visitor much to the delight of the home fans.
The hosts had their first chance from a free-kick but Micheal Okolo’s effort lacked the required fire to beat the Comets’ goalkeeper.
Seyi Okeowo would then miss a sitter in the 15th minute as his lob over the goalkeeper in a one on one situation went inches wide.
Not to be deterred, Seyi Okeowo eventually gave Gateway Utd the lead in the 22nd minute after he expertly met a delightful cross from Julius Ikechukwu.
The woodwork was to the rescue of the visitor as Karamor Tubor’s thunderbolt from way out beat the goalkeeper but not into the net.
The chance was the only opening both teams could create as Akeem Busari led side headed into the break with the advantage.
The team, however, started the second half the way they stopped the first striking the woodwork twice in quick succession.
Gateway United were rewarded for their bright start to the second half when a long ball was floated into the area, met by Seyi Okeowo, who controlled, flicked one over the defender to find the left upright in the 53rd minute. Classic finish.
In the 65th minute, Another chance, Seyi Okeowo’s header was cleared off the line. Close.
There was no further effort from both teams as Gateway United eased to a routine win to make it three wins from three home matches.
The NNL will now go on break to resume, January 10, 2020, for Matchday 6 with Gateway United visiting Osun United in Osogbo on the 11th.
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