NNL: Calabar Rovers Beat Vandrezzer to Close in on Conference A Leaders, Madiba FC

NNL: Calabar Rovers Beat Vandrezzer to Close in on Conference A Leaders, Madiba FC
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Rovers FC of Calabar on Friday afternoon secured yet another narrow 1-0 victory, but this time around, against Vandrezzer FC during their Nigeria National League clash in Ikom.

Calabar Rovers Beat Vandrezzer to Close in on Conference A Leaders, Madiba FC

The Samson Unuanel side left it all late to stun their visitors, snatching a 1-0 victory before the final whistle, Footballrover reports.

The match, defined by a solitary decisive goal, came late into the game, in the dying minutes, with Esobe Chukwudi emerging as the hero of the day.

The crucial moment arrived as the substitute netted a precision strike in the 7th minute of additional time, sending the home crowd into celebration.

The struggling Vandrezzer side fought valiantly to also find the back of the net but were thwarted by Rovers FC’s resolute defense and their shot-stopper.

It’s now back-to-back victories for Rovers.

With this narrow win, Rovers FC has not only secured three crucial points but also indirectly sent a resounding message to their competitors: they are a force to be reckoned with in the Nigeria National League.

The victory sees the Pride of Cross River leap from third to second place, bolstering their position in the Conference A table.

Calabar Rovers Beat Vandrezzer to Close in on Conference A Leaders, Madiba FC

Moving up to the second position places Rovers FC in a prime spot to challenge for the top spot, with just three points behind table-toppers Madiba FC.

They are within striking distance of the leaders, enhancing the intensity of the promotion race.

Other Conference A Results

Edel FC 0-1 Coal City
Stormers SC 2-3 Abia Comets
1472 FC 2-3 Madiba
Dakkada 2-1 Ekiti United

Rovers Fc NNL24 Conference A Stats

Rovers FC 1-0 Stormers SC
1472 FC 2-1 Rovers FC
Rovers FC 1-0 Smart City
Dakkada FC 1-1 Rovers FC
Rovers FC 1-0 Edel FC
Rovers FC 1-0 Vandrezzer FC

Matches Played: 6

Wins: 4
Losses: 1
Draws: 1
Points: 13
Total Goals For: 6
Total Goals Against: 3
Position: 2nd

Goal scorers

Jesam Joecare
Tony Ayang
Omolabi Owolabi
Joshua Sunday
Waliyullahi Adebayo
Esobe Chukwudi

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