Bayelsa United & Gombe United Set Unwanted NPFL Record Despite Restoration Boys’ Victory

Bayelsa United & Gombe United Set Unwanted NPFL Record Despite Restoration Boys' Victory

Bayelsa United and Gombe United recorded their names in the Nigeria Premier League record books for the wrong reasons, despite the home side securing a vital 2-0 win in their Matchday 20 clash.

Bayelsa United & Gombe United Set Unwanted NPFL Record Despite Restoration Boys' Victory

The Restoration Boys demonstrated their strengths early in the game, seizing the lead in the 13th minute courtesy of Kehinde Lawal’s well-executed cutback that was redirected into the net by Gombe United’s Bashir Monsur, Footballrover reports.

Throughout the match at the Samson Stadium in Yenagoa, Bayelsa United asserted dominance, with their midfielders dictating play and thwarting Gombe United’s advances.

Despite sporadic moments of promise from Gombe United in the second half, the home side’s defence remained steadfast, repelling every attacking foray.

The game was ultimately sealed in the 82nd minute by Assurance, who capitalised on Eyong Nneoyi Offem’s excellent play to hammer home a powerful strike.

Unwanted Feat

However, amidst Bayelsa United’s triumph, both teams found themselves on the wrong side of history.

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Despite the contrasting fortunes on the day, both Bayelsa United (32) and Gombe United (30) share the undesirable record of conceding the most goals in the ongoing NPFL season, having shipped over 30 goals each.

Bayelsa United & Gombe United Set Unwanted NPFL Record Despite Restoration Boys' Victory

Even with the victory, relegation woes persist for both sides, with Bayelsa United languishing in 18th place with 21 points and Gombe United trailing closely behind in 20th place, three points adrift, while they remain unwanted record holders.

Looking Ahead

Bayelsa United will need to prepare for a challenging away fixture against Akwa United, while the Savannah Scorpions braces for a clash against Sporting Lagos at the Pantami Stadium.

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As the season progresses, both teams face an uphill battle to salvage their NPFL campaigns and stave off relegation threats.

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