Bolowotan Football club of Ikorodu announced their arrival into the Nigeria National League(NNL) on a dashing note as they put an end to Shooting Stars Sports Club(3SC) pre-season winning streak after defeating the Oluyole Warriors by 2-1 in a preseason friendly, on Wednesday November 14, 2012 in Ikorodu, at the club Slaughter Slab, Strong Tower.
Thomas Adesina openned the score sheet for 3SC, while Bolowotan got two goals in the space of 4th minutes before the half time whistle through their hungry striker, Fidelis Iyang and Innocent Nathaniel, in the first 45 minutes of the encounter.
3SC put up a good performance in the first 15 minutes of first half,dominating possessions, winning all the balls off Bolowotan players, they took the game of their opponent, as the Ikorodu Oga Boys were nervous for the first quarter of 45 minutes, 3SC player, Thomas Adesina took an advantage of a defensive blunder by Bolowotan defenders, dribbled pass the goalkeeper, and slot in a dummy goal, on the thick of 17 minutes of play.
3SC lanky striker Ighodaro Osagona was shown a red card in the 30th minute of the game, after an infringement on Bolowotan player.
Fidelis Inyang header restored parity in the game for the Oga boys as he nodded in a cross from Nathaniel Innocent, passed 3SC goalkeeper, Olaide Okanlanwon in the 41 minutes of play,Bolowotan pressed forward, and got the match winner through a
superb curl from Innocent Nathaniel from the far edge of the flank in the 44th minute, and they went into the half time with a 2-1 lead.
The two sides showed a lot of creativity and quality in the second half, several chances were created by Bolowotan to increase the tally, but they did not utilized their chances.
Super Eagles player, Phillip Asuquo, who once featured for the Nigeria National team in a friendly match against Niger Republic a couple of months ago, threatened Bolowotan defence with swift dribbles and runs, he created several chances but 3SC attackers were not quick to convert the chances in the second half to redeemed their unbeating run.
Both teams paraded virtually all their Big names, Olaide Okanlanwon,Mutiu Adegoke, Phillip Asuquo, Osagona Ighodaro, Shola Adepoju amongst others for 3SC, while Bolowotan fielded the likes of Adebayo Bello,Sordiq Shomefun, Fidelis Iyang,Innocent Nathaniel, Abubarkar Mohammed et al.
Bolowotan extends their pre-season winning streaks to 9 runs, they also maintained their home record as they remain unbeaten at their Slaughter Slab.
Bolowotan next pre-season friendly will be against Eko football festival team on Saturday, 17th of November at Agege Stadium by 9am, the game against Kwara United will come up by next week Wednesday in Abeokuta, while Enugu Rangers game will be played by next weekend.