As the Nigerian Woman Football League, NWFL, Premiership, enters its mid season break, Delta Queens on Wednesday, beat defending champion Bayelsa Queens 1 – 2 away from home to maintain top of Group A with five points gap.
The top-of-the-table clash in Group A which held at the Samson Siasia Stadium in Yenagoa, saw the visiting side, Delta Queens prove why they have remained unbeaten for the season as they took on their host, Defending Champions, Bayelsa Queens, head on from the blast of the whistle.
The visitor’s effort paid off in the 51st minute with a Classy Volley from goal sensation Chinaza Agoh but the visitor’s lead lasted for just four minutes as Igboamalu Chinyere leveled up for the host and defending champion.
The host further did all possible to hold down a ravaging Delta Queens who finally broke lose in the 90th minute as Chinaza Agoh again did the damage.
In a post match interview, Coach Tosan Blankson, Head Coach Delta Queens dedicated the victory to the Delta State Government which he said has been very supportive with a robust welfare package for the team courtesy of a Chief Tonobok Okowa lead Delta State Sports Commission.
He further stated that it has not been easy for the team, but it has become a rule that they take every game, home and away as a final.
“We knew the game will not be easy but in our traditional way, we came and took it as rule to play like we were in a final’
“To God be the glory, we came, we saw and we conquered. Affliction indeed did not occured a second time. We are just coming from a point where two of our goals were disqualified but were resolute it would not deter us and it did not.”
“We appreciate the Delta State Government for the support and promise to continue doing our best’
The match day 7 victory saw Delta Queens open a five-point lead gap over Bayelsa Queens at the top of Group A with 16 points from Six games.
The NWFL after match day seven takes a two weeks break and on return, Delta Queens will begin the reversed part of the league with a home fixture against Bayelsa Queens.