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Newcomers SGFC defeat Lancaster Lions

SGFC Eagles started American Soccer League on winning note as they defeat Lancaster Lions 2 - 1 in their opening fixture and all the players, management and fans were all in jubilant form to celebrate the deserve victory. SGFC Eagles conceded a goal in 29th minutes of the first half thru defensive error holding down Lancaster striker with a lock down inside the box that warranted a penalty against the team. However, pressure mounted on Lancaster as the eagles breezed into several attempts to score, missing 3 chances.

At 34th minutes the Eagles midfielder pull a fast, sharp turn into the 18 and secured a foul. Donnie T-Ben dribbled in to the box and resulted into a penalty for SGFC Eagles. Sad way penalty was kicked against the goal post and resulted in a goal by Alex Adelabu, 2nd attempt in 6" but official called it a loss kick per FIFA ruling. Eagles calmed the tempo and regroup to pressure the defense line often and many openings began to occur. The pressure cannot hold as the eagles soared in to pace while the pipe burst inside Lancaster Lions’ den.

During the second half, intimidating midfielder Mohamed Jawara (former Dc United U23 player) severely with poisonous moves kept his pace and enforcing spirit and skill to break the Lancaster defense approach. It was this pressure mounted against lions through the duo action of Mohamed Jawara & Alex Adelabu in forward that led to breaking barrier of lions.

An assist was made by Nyakeh Kamara (a midfielder from Sierra Leonian National league) made a fast run beating 2 players on the corner flank with a pull outside into the goal post while Emmanuel Oladejo a forward with free style finishing at 52nd minutes.

Eagles midfielder Mohamed Jawara received a foul afterward. Obinna Iloka (Central defender) with a powerful free-kick from 10 yards away from the 18-yard Box.... netted 2nd goal at 64th minutes, Other chances were missed by Lancaster lions side but the SGFC defense was a wall and hard to penetrate.

The Most Valuable Player for the match was Aaron Stovall & Mohamed Jawara. The home of Eagles in Maryland was filled with joy and the air was cool enough to savage all players drinking water. It was a good performance as Eagles draws near and close to clearing more players at USSF sanction. According to Paul Akinrimisi, “We are still expecting USSF to clear the International Transfer Clearance (ITC) for 13 more players on SGFC Eagles roaster.”









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