Pride of Cross River Crushed: Beyond Limits Snatch Victory in 5-Goal Thriller

Pride of Cross River Crushed: Beyond Limits Snatch Victory in 5-Goal Thriller
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Rovers FC faced a setback in their quest for promotion to the NPFL, suffering a 2-3 defeat against Beyond Limits in their second game of the year in the NNL.Pride of Cross River Crushed: Beyond Limits Snatch Victory in 5-Goal Thriller

Despite delivering a thrilling 5-goal spectacle at the UJ Esuene Stadium, the home team couldn’t secure victory as Beyond Limits clinched the win with three crucial points, Footballrover reports.

Eager to bounce back from a 2-1 away defeat to Ekiti United, the Pride of Cross River found themselves stunned by a blistering start from the visiting Remo Stars feeder team.

Facing their visitors right in front of their home fans proved challenging for the Calabar-based team.

The visitors took an early lead as Adegboyega Olamilekan converted a sublime pass from Farouk.

Coach Samson Unanuel’s side pressed to level the scores, but Beyond Limits extended their lead with a goal from Ogunniyi Oluwaseyi after a delightful cross from the right.

Undeterred, the Calabar Rovers surged forward, earning a penalty they coolly converted 18 minutes in.

The second half mirrored the first, with yet another penalty for Rovers equalising the score in the 82nd minute.

Just when both sides seemed destined for a share of the spoils, Mogaji Ridwan struck late for Beyond Limits in stoppage time, snatching a dramatic victory.

Key Takeaways:

  • Back-to-back defeats leave Rovers’ promotion hopes in tatters.
  • Their attacking prowess remains evident, scoring in both matches despite setbacks.
  • Next challenge: an away clash against NNL leaders Madiba FC.

The Calabar-based team now faces back-to-back defeats in the NNL.

Looking ahead, they’ll have to regroup for their next fixture against Conference A leaders Madiba FC at the Mobolaji Johnson Stadium on Friday.

Despite the setbacks, Rovers FC consistently scores goals, offering hope for improvement in their upcoming clash with the table-toppers.

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