A battle of two gladiators saw two penalties, one red card and so much drama before Go Round FC dug deep to beat Prime 3-2 in a National league encounter.
Dominic Junior put Go Round FC ahead in the 43rd minute when he tapped in from close range.
But before then, in the 29th minute, the home side got a penalty when a Prime FC defender handled the ball in the box. Captain Nyima Nwangwa hit the ball on the cross bar.
One minute into the second half, substitute Victor Okeji drew level for Prime as the Go Round FC defenders were caught ball watching.
Adeyemi Adeyeye captilised on a defensive mix up in the Go Round FC defense to put Prime 2-1 up in the 65th minute of the encounter.
With eleven minutes left to play, Chidi Nwachukwu was upended in the box and the referee called a penalty which Thompson Stowe converted to put scores at 2-2.
Three minutes later in the 82nd, another substitute, Mathew Oshoke’s volley from close range put Go Round in the lead and the homers held on to win 3-2.
Coach of Prime FC, Afolabi Oluwashina blamed the referee for the loss.
“The two teams played well but the officiating was poor,” Oluwashina said.
The Prime FC coach added that the team lost even though they went 2-1 up at some point because they were under pressure from the referee.
“When the referee is against you, what can you do? That’s why we were under pressure.
Meanwhile, coach of Go Round FC, Ngozi Elechi was happy with the win.
“I’m happy we won and I believe the changes I made, bringing in Thompson Stowe and Oshoke turned the game around for me,” Elechi said.
He also reacted to a red car given to his captain, Nyima Nwangwa late in the game.
“The red card given to my captain was not a deserved red card. I still do not understand why that was given. Maybe the referee’s opinion, but for me, I’m just happy we won the game.”
Next game for Go Round FC will be in Lagos against COD FC.