Liga, Match Reports, SociaLiga Season 5

It was all smiles for the Saints FC and Citizens on Saturday after both clubs finally got off their marks for the season in the ALATSociaLiga Football League.

Matchday 4 was the occasion as the defending champions Saints confirmed their superiority over Raineri Ghosts with another win in the LigaSFL.

The champions defeated the Ghosts 0-1 in the last game of matchday 4 to make it four wins in four over the Ghosts and also put an end to their run of three matches without a win.

Reliable centre back, Oluwafemi headed in the decisive winner in the second half, after the Ghosts defenders and goalkeeper misjudged the flight of the ball off a corner.

It took them four matchdays, but there would be no denying them this time as the Saints Army held on for a first win of season 5, putting a halt to their longest ever run without a win in LigaSFL.

ALAT MVP: Oluwafemi (Saints)

Blak Haus 0-1 Citizens: Proud Citizen banish draw spirit

The Citizens were another team that celebrated a first win of the season on matchday 4 following a narrow 0-1 triumph over Blak Haus.

Adedoyin Ajibike’s men had striker Ariyo Abdullahi to thank after his first-half strike proved the difference between the Proud Citizen and their hosts in the day’s opener.

After three consecutive draws in their opening three matches in the ALATSociaLiga Football League, Ariyo’s second goal of the season handed the Sky Blues their first win and three points.

For Blak Haus, the result means they have now lost 1-0 in back-to-back matchdays and will also have to wait till matchday 5 to try to get their first goal of the season.

ALAT MVP: Kvewe Johnson (Citizens)

Alimosho 0-1 Atlantic Business: Epe Boys compound Alimosho’s woes

It’s not been the very best of seasons so far for one of LigaSFL’s best run clubs Alimosho following another poor outing in match day 4.

The Herd have drifted further away from the top four after dropping more points, this time, against Atlantic Business FC, who defeated them 0-1.

A well-struck second half free kick from Suleimon was enough for Atlantic to seal their second win of the season in four matches as they continued their good start to the season.

For the Herd, two defeats and two draws in four matches mean they are in serious danger of missing out from the playoffs, but there is still plenty of time for them to bounce back.

ALAT MVP: Suleimon (Atlantic Business)

Saints Ladies 0-0 Dannaz Ladies: Cedars continue winless run as Saints return

Dannaz Ladies search for a first win continued on Saturday after a dull goalless affair against former champions, Saints Ladies.

After two successive defeats, the Cedars were favourites to win against the Saints who played their first game of the season on the matchday.

However, there were no signs of rustiness from the Saints, who put on a solid defensive performance led by their goalkeeper to hold the Cedars to a goalless draw.

Danny Nazzal’s ladies have now taken just one point from a possible 9, the same as their Saturday opponents, the Saints, who have two games in hand.

ALAT MVP: Angela Mosindi (Dannaz Ladies)

Egba City 1-1 Dannaz: 10-man Egba hold Dannaz in brutal battle

This was clearly the fiercest game of matchday 4 as both teams left nothing to chance with tackles flying everywhere on the Nitel Pitch.

No match on the day registered more fouls (35), required more medical attention and saw more cards than this fixture.

After a blistering start to the game, inspired by star player Feranmi, the City Hawks took an early lead before Dannaz replied moments later, everyone at the stadium thought we were in for a treat.

Well, both clubs served a treat – masterclass in fowls and tackling, which led to Egba City finishing the game with ten men following a red card in the second half key wingback Kabiru.

Despite the numerical superiority, the Cedars failed to assert themselves on the game as Egba held on for a share of the spoils.

ALAT MVP: Feranmi (Egba)

96Champions 6-0 All Black: 96C dismantle All Blacks in one-sided affair

The popular saying that “Blacks don’t crack” doesn’t really apply in the ALATSociaLiga as the All Black FC have proven in the football league.

At the Nitel Ground, Cappa, LA, the Blacks cracked once again under immense pressure following a complete and comprehensive annihilation from LigaSFL leaders, 96Champions.

Inspired by the duo of Habeeb Shonola and Hakeem Onitolo, who were involved in five goals, the Red Aces thrashed the Blacks 6-0 to maintain their 100% start to the season.

Shonola scored one, assisted two, Onitolo scored one and assisted another, while Tomisin Alasiri came off the bench to score a brace, taking his tally go four goals in four matches this season.

Other scorers for the Aces include Victor Obot, who opened the flood gates, and Sultan Aladaba, who netted from the spot in his first start and game for the club this season.

All Black have now lost two of their opening matches, stretching their winless streak in the LigaSFL to 11 matches, with 33 goals conceded.

ALAT MVP: Shonola (96C)

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