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Match Report: Bayelsa United 2-0 Doma United

In a thrilling encounter at Bayelsa United’s home ground, Doma United suffered a disappointing defeat, losing 2-0 in their clash on matchday 22 of the Nigeria Premier Football League. The hero of the day for Bayelsa United was Ekeson Okorie, who scored both goals to secure the victory for his team.

The first goal came in the 47th minute when Okorie calmly converted a penalty after Saifullahi Yusuf was deemed to have fouled him inside the box. It was a contentious decision that swung the momentum in Bayelsa’s favour late in the first half. Okorie doubled his tally in the 65th minute, capitalizing on a defensive lapse to slot home his second goal of the match.

Bayelsa United started the game brightly, dominating possession in the opening exchanges. They had an early opportunity to take the lead, but a wayward volley from their striker resulted in a corner kick for the visitors. Despite the pressure, Doma United’s defence held firm initially, with solid performances from players like Zalli, who made a crucial save to deny Bayelsa United a scoring chance.

However, just before halftime, Doma United’s resolve was broken when the referee awarded a penalty to Bayelsa United for a foul on Okorie, who made no mistake from the spot to give his team the lead.

After the break, Doma United tried to rally, making tactical substitutions to bolster their attack. However, they were unable to find a way past Bayelsa United’s defence, with Samuel Enefiok coming closest but failing to convert a promising opportunity.

Bayelsa United sealed the victory with Okorie’s second goal, putting the game out of reach for Doma United. Despite some late chances for the visitors, they were unable to capitalize, leaving them empty-handed at the final whistle.

With this result, Bayelsa United sits 14th on the log while Doma United dropped to 8th position with 32 points and 7 points adrift of the top spot. Doma United will regroup and bounce back from this defeat in their upcoming home fixtures against Sporting Lagos on Monday.

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