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ALATSociaLiga Football League Review: What happened on Matchday 5

Things are getting really interesting in the ALATSociaLiga FL after the successful conclusion of Match Day 5 at the Digital Bridge Institute, Cappa, on Saturday.

ALATSociaLiga Football League Review: What happened on Matchday 5

Despite the heavy downpour, there were two wins and 10 goals scored in 6 matches played, with the duo of Raineri and Alimosho FC the biggest winners on the day.

These were all the results from the day

Dannaz 0-1 Raineri
Atlantic Business 0-0 96Champions
Saints Ladies 1-1 Dannaz Ladies
Alimosho Ladies 0-0 Raineri Ladies
Alimosho 2-1 Egba City
Citizens 2-2 All Black
How things stand now

Dannaz 0-1 Raineri

Raineri boosted their top 4 chances after a crucial victory over one of the favourites for the title Dannaz in the opening game of the match day.

Dannaz dominated on the ball but failed to make their dominance count as the Ghosts looked the more likely to score a goal.

It wasn’t a surprise then that forward Okpokem netted the winner in the second half after going close to doing so at least three times earlier on in the game.

An important win for Raineri which sees them leapfrog the Cedars on the table.

Atlantic Business 0-0 96Champions

The second placed team from Epe almost handed the league leaders their first defeat of the season but arrived at Cappa without their scoring boots.

It was the biggest game of the day and both teams, especially Atlantic, did all they could but failed to score in the keenly contested encounter.

96C came into the game with the best attack, while Atlantic had the best defense in the LigaSFL. At the end of the day, it was perhaps a fair result as both clubs shared the spoils.

Saints Ladies 1-1 Dannaz Ladies

Saints Ladies picked up another point this time against the struggling Dannaz Ladies who were in danger of another defeat.

The Saints shocked their opponents when they took the lead against the run of play, but the Lady Cedars replied via Angela Mosindi who converted from the spot to earn them a point.

Another two points dropped for the winless Dannaz, who are walking a very tight rope at the moment, while for Saints, they have now drawn two of two matches.

Alimosho Ladies 0-0 Raineri Ladies

Debutants Raineri Ladies proved that their 1-1 draw in the first leg against the defending champions was no fluke after holding them to a goalless affair on matchday 5.

As expected, the champions were the most dominant side but despite the return of star forward Olamide Akugbe, the Herd found the Lady Ghosts a hard nut to crack.

Raineri were stubborn and defended in numbers, denying the brilliant Alimosho attacking line led by skipper Subomi Ogundele any space to wreak havoc.

Alimosho 2-1 Egba City

Unlike their women counterparts, there were celebrations for the Alimosho men’s team after a very hard-fought win over Egba City.

Alimosho came into the game condemned to win and inspired by the presence of their lovely mascots (academy kids), the Herd didn’t disappoint.

Two beautiful goals in either half handed Alimosho their first win of the season to revive what looked like a faded top four dream.

Alimosho’s heroes on the day were the duo of Akinloye Alaba, who opened the scoring as early as the 5th minute, and scorer of the winning goal, Akinlabi Sodiq.

Egba City made it a frantic final 20 minutes of the game when they pulled one back through Rasaq Ayuba while the Heavens let down their fiery torrents, though the goal turned out to be a consolation at the end for the City Hawks.

Citizens 2-2 All Black

At this point, the rain was coming down, but it didn’t stop the Citizens and All Black to produce the best game of the day following a four-goal thriller.

Citizens took an early lead courtesy of Onifade Babatunde before a thunderous header from Joseph Ismail from a corner saw the Blacks equalise 1-1 at the break.

For the first time in the game and this season, All Black took the lead as Samson Ovie capitalised on a defensive mistake to put the Blacks 2-1 up late in the second half.

However, while that lead shocked everyone at the stadium, All Black failed to hold on as Babatunde once again came to hurt them with his and the Citizens second of the game.

An entertaining end to the matchday, talk about leaving the best for last, Citizens missed a chance to move up to second on the table, while All Black pick up a rare point, which could have been more.

Here’s how things stand now on both tables

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