Despite winning Delta Force 2-0 in a Nigeria National League encounter played at the Krisdera Hotel stadium in Omoku yesterday, Head Coach of Go Round FC, Ngozi Elechi was not pleased with his team’s second-half performance.
Delta Force goalkeeper Isah Ismael scored an own-goal to gift Go Round FC the lead and later Nelson Esor made it 2-0 when he robbed Josimah Akuabue of the ball and tucked the ball into the left hand corner of the net.
Asked why his team dropped deep in the second-half instead of going for the kill, Elechi said: “That was why I was not pleased with their performance in the second-half because they relaxed.
“You’re leading a team, first half 2-0, we ought to come into the second-half and push them to the wall and score more goals because at the end of the league goals might count if we’re tied (on points) with an opponent. So I’m not impressed with their performance in the second-half.
“They kept on knocking the ball backwards which I did not ask them to do that but I thank God overall we got the three points today”.
With three points against Delta Force now secured, Go Round are third on the NNL league table going into the mid-season break, Elechi described the Omoku based sides first seventeen games of the season as “credible” but was not surprised by his teams performance at the halfway point of the league.
“Credible, because before our build up to the league season, I saw some things the team did. Most of our friendly matches against Papilo FC away and other away matches we played in our pre-season build up and I saw that most of them we didn’t lose.
“We went to Owerri to beat Heartland in Owerri and I saw the reaction of the boys which gave me confidence that the teams will get victories away than other years which we did at First Bank, Warri Wolves, Ikorodu and Bayelsa United. It wasn’t a surprise to me. That’s why I keep beating my chest that this victory today is what I need to turn the table around”.
Go Round FC will be guest to Delta Force when the league resumes in a fortnight after the mid-season break.