FC Yarmalight of Gombe produced yet another spectacular performance from their 2-1 come back win against Solid FC of Jos in matct day one as they emerged victorious in the mouth-watering encounter against Juniors of Nigeria Professional Football League side Kano Pillars today in the ongoing Nationwide League One (NLO) at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi.
Adamu Mohammed produced a spectacular header from the edge of the box into the far corner of the post off a Muhammed Bakondi’s fine corner kick delivery after the break.
Since after the kickoff of the hostilities both sides ensured perfect restrictions in each other’s final third with the only real danger in the half-hour mark came from our playmaker Lawan Mudi Safari in 38 minutes who caught Junior Pillars goalie Saeed Auwal unaware from the centre, the shot-stopper was forced for a fingertips save to denied Yarma Boys from taking the lead in the first entertaining half.
A swift reaction from our opponent saw their talisman Victor Jack got better of Francis Adole down the right flank to lay off a pass to Tasiu who only need a tap in against our goalie Adamu Katti, Adamu Mohammed affair from nowhere to force pressure on the forward who fired just wide before the break.
Our lads affairs to have refuelled more after the break as they intensified efforts to break the deadlock, the fine display of the Gombe based club paid off 25 minutes into the restart following a pressure that leads to a corner kick.
Mohammed Bakondi did well with a spectacular delivery from the resulting set-piece to the path of our centre half Adamu Mohammed (Ado Muna) who nodded powerfully into the far corner to beat Auwal Saeed for the decider.
Gidado Yayaji found himself into the referee’s book for the second time as we were reduced to ten men 5 minutes before the end of stipulated time, the development that forced our Technical Adviser Coach Haruna Abdullahi AKA Alanpasier for a tactical substitution with Yoriyo Nsuwa came in for Sadeeq Muhammed.
Despite our numerical disadvantage, the Kano based side were unable to unlock our solid wall formed by Adamu Mohammed, Uba Mai Borkono and Yemi David as only lively Victor Jack was able to manage a blast from a distance that went inches away from the target.
We’ll tackle TSM FC of Kaduna for our 3rd fixture tomorrow by 10 am in the same venue, ATBS Bauchi.
Adamu Katti, Francis Adole (Babadidi Adamu 51′), Aliyu Nadani, David Yemi, Adamu Muhammed, Uba Mai Borkono, Muhammed Bakondi (Aminu Haruna 82′), Lawan Mudi Safari, Sadeeq Muhammed (Yoriyo Nsuwa 90′), Gidado Yayaji(Red Card 85′), Auwalulu Muhammed (Innocent Kure 64′)