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3SC 2-1 Sunshine Stars: Orelope the hero for Ogunbote's men

07 September 2015, 11:11

Ibadan - A second half penalty strike from Tope Orelope ensured that Shooting Stars edged ten-man Sunshine Stars 2-1 in a Glo Premier League week 28 match at the Lekan Salami Stadium on Sunday.

The game was a controversial one from a neutral angle as the determined visitors were left undone by poor officiating from the centre referee Mr Ogabor.

Shooting Stars had the better of the opening minutes in Ibadan and they deservedly struck first, with Cletus Itodo turning in a pocket of space in front of the away side's defence and unleashing a perfect finish that went past goalkeeper David Ariyo.

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Half-chances continued to present themselves but it was not until the 30th minute that Stephen Eze was sent-off for handling the ball in the area.

The resultant spot-kick taken by youth international Wasiu Jimoh was saved by Ariyo.

Sunshine Stars who had lost their previous away game 2-1 against Wikki Tourists took a step towards avoiding another defeat when Okiki Afolabi benefitted from a defensive blunder to level matters for them.

The Owena Waves defended in numbers but their efforts became futile when the match referee awarded a highly contested penalty kick to the Oluyole Warriors.

Orelope stepped up to net the spok-kick and the match winner.

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