Gombe United Surpass Unwanted Record with Crushing Defeat to Rivers United

Gombe United Season Hits New Low with Defeat at Rivers United

Gombe United woes in the Nigeria Premier League persist as they suffer a devastating 6-0 defeat to Rivers United, breaking Nembe City’s record of 73 goals conceded in a season.

Gombe United Season Hits New Low with Defeat at Rivers United

The Savannah Scorpions fell at the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium on Saturday afternoon, marking yet another low point in their disappointing campaign, Footballrover reports.

Despite being relegated from the NPFL, Gombe United have been unable to tighten their defence.

Rivers United’s emphatic victory was spearheaded by a brace from Shedrack Asiegbu, goals from Kazie Enyinnaya and Nyima Nwagua, and a quick-fire double from Seiyefa Jackson.

This defeat further entrenches Gombe United’s relegation to the Nigeria National League (NNL).

Match Highlights

Rivers United dominated the match from the outset, taking a 2-0 lead by halftime.

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Shedrack Asiegbu opened the scoring just 10 minutes in, tapping in from close range after a precise cross from Abba Suleiman.

Five minutes before the break, Asiegbu doubled the lead with a header following a goalmouth scramble.

The second half saw Rivers United maintain their momentum.

Early in the period, Nyima Nwagua threaded a perfect pass to Kazie Enyinnaya, who calmly slotted home to make it 3-0.

Thirteen minutes later, Nwagua turned scorer, unleashing a powerful shot from outside the box to extend the lead to 4-0.

Substitute Seiyefa Jackson made an immediate impact, scoring twice within minutes.

At 82 minutes, Jackson displayed his skills, beating three defenders and the goalkeeper to make it 5-0, assisted by a clever pass from Andy Okpe.

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Three minutes later, Jackson struck again with a stunning finish, sealing a comprehensive victory for Rivers United.

Record-Breaking Season

This defeat means Gombe United have now conceded 76 goals this season, surpassing Nembe City’s record from the 2013–14 season.

The loss in Port Harcourt highlights the defensive frailties that have plagued Gombe United throughout the campaign.

Looking Ahead

Rivers United’s win propels them to 8th place on the NPFL table with 57 points, with one game remaining in the 2023–24 season.

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As they celebrate their rise up the ranks, Gombe United must reflect on a season of struggles and plan for their future in the NNL.

Key Takeaways:

  • Gombe United set a new record with 76 goals conceded in a season.
  • Rivers United’s standout performances from Shedrack Asiegbu and Seiyefa Jackson led to a dominant 6-0 victory.
  • The match shows the need for Gombe United to address their defensive issues as they prepare for life in the NNL.
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