Smart city fc of Lagos, on Sunday made sure gateway fc left Lagos empty handed, and their gate broken down to piece.
The game which took place at the delightful mobolaji Johnson stadium, was tightly contested, but it was city that took their opponents to the cleaners, with a deserved 2-1 victory.
City gave their opponents some bitter pills to swallow, as they secured their precious city with a convincing display capped with victory.
The Lagos based team, who controversially lost their last game to gateway at the Dipo Dino stadium in the first round, made sure they took their pound flesh from their opponents
Goals from diminutive winger, Fatai Ibrahim and graciously gifted striker, Alade Balogun was enough to see off gateway, who got a consolation goal deep into the second half and all efforts to get the needed equaliser proved abortive, as city stood strong for the remender of the game.
Coach of smart city, Abiodun Obafemi, said with delight after the encounter, “It was a crucial encounter and a good result that we anticipated for even as we envisaged a tough game”
“Our opponents were stubborn, but, we wanted the results more and we fought for it and I thank God we got it” he said.
“I am very pleased with the result, because it will further boost our chances of getting more palatable results and also help our chances of qualifying for the super eight.” he concluded.
Meanwhile, scorer of the first goal, Fatai Ibrahim, said, “I am happy I scored one of the goals, but I am more elated we got the three points at stake, which is very important. I thank my teammates for their support always and to God be the glory for the massive victory.” he said.
Smart city will travel to ogbomosho, to face crown fc, in a week seven encounter in the NNL.