Defending league champions Nasarawa Amazons pulled off an impressive away win, one of two recorded on a busy Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) day on Wednesday.
Playing at the Osogbo Township Stadium, Amazons defeated their hosts Osun Babes 2-1, leaving the South West side with no point after three rounds of matches. Rising Super Falcons star Anam Imo scored both goals for Amazons before Ayo Ojo’s free kick ten minutes from time provided the hosts with some hopes which failed to materialise.
Delta Queens recorded their first win of the campaign after two goals within thirteen first half minutes gave them a 2-0 win away to Sure Babes at the Kwara State Sports Complex in Ilorin.
Brume Ikehua gave the Queens the lead on 25 minutes before Maryann Ohadiwe extended their advantage seven minutes before the break. They were able to defend their lead in the second half and thus claim a good result in two successive games away from home.
The best individual performance of the Match Day came in Benin City where Nneka Julius netted a hattrick for hosts Edo Queens who trounced Heartland Queens 4-0.
Peace Efih, scorer in Yenagoa last week gave Edo the lead at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium before Julius doubled their lead before half time. The attacker then added a brace in the second half to score the first hattrick of the league season.
Jokodolu Babes of Ogbomosho were also winners on the day as they dispatched Lagos based FC Robo Queens 2-0 in Ogbomosho.
Zainab Olapade gave Jokodolu the lead on the half hour mark before Temilope Owoeye sealed the win with a strike early in the second half.
Former Champions Rivers Angels lost for the first time in the three-week old season as they went down 0-1 to Confluence Queens in Lokoja.
Titilayo Aweda scored the game’s only goal ten minutes after the break to give Confluence their first win of the season after failing to score in their first two matches.
Last year’s AITEO Cup finalists Ibom Angels continued their string of draws after another goalless result, this time away to Bayelsa Queens in Yenagoa.
Whyte Ogbonda’s Angels drew their first two games 0-0 at Edo Queens and against Delta Queens respectively and followed it with another stalemate against in-form Bayelsa Queens at the Samson Siasia Sports Complex.
In the final game decided on Wednesday, Oluchi Nwachukwu’s 19th minute goal was enough to give Adamawa Queens a 1-0 win over Abia Angels.
One more game in Match Day three is billed to hold on Thursday between Pelican Stars and Sunshine Queens.