By Femi Atolagbe
Sunshine Queens fell 1-2 to Lakeside Queens FC in the match day three of the ongoing Nigeria Women Football League Championship playoffs played at the FC Ebedei Stadium, Sagamu Ogun State. While Imo strikers Queens defeated Delta Babes 2-1 in the first match of the group B ,before Kazeem Eletu FC thrash Honey Badgers 3-0 in the last match of the day three encounter.
Sunshine Queens’ Precious Edewor scored for the Akure based ladies in the 53rd minute after the first half of the tension-soaked encounter ended in a barren draw.
Moyinoluwa Owolabi, Suliat Ajibade and Ireti Eretan combined well in the midfield, shielding the defense and distributed the passes upfront to the attack in the first stanza of the encounter.
Lakeside Queens were lucky not to have conceded in the first half as Sunshine Queens threaten their opponent severally.
The center referee was not convinced to have given penalties to Sunshine Queens twice after Moyinoluwa Owolabi was brought down inside the box before another Lakeside Queens also touched the ball with her hand inside the box.
However, the Remo based side got the leveller in the 76th minute from alleged offside, which triggered a protest by Sunshine Queens players.
Lakeside Queens player was sent off for rash tackle on Foluke Opeyori in the 80th minute of the game ,before they got the late winner from a deflection.
Sunshine Queens will file out tomorrow by 9am against Imo strikers in a must win match before observing a rest day on Thursday.