Substitute Elum Sochima heroic Strike gave Bayelsa United a two,One victory over visitors Shooting Stars Football club of Ibadan in a match day fifteen encounter of the Nigeria National League (NNL) at the Samson Siasia Stadium Yenagoa.
Experience technical Adviser of Bayelsa United Zakary Baraje made several Changes from the team that loss one zero to Bendel Insurance in the mid week with the return of Bernard Okorowanta as well as Osigwe Emmanuel in place Awala Moses who wife newly put to birth prior to the game.
Efosa Ikhimhin gave Bayelsa United the lead in the 13th minute from the spot when Shooting Stars centre back Shittu Taiwo and Isiaka Mutiu twice handed the ball in the eighteen yard box but the visitors restore parity three minutes after the opener through Benson Abbey in the 17th minute of the game.
The second half second resume with Bayelsa United mounting pressure on the visitors but were unable to go pass Shooting Stars back four however the Restoration Boys had a glorious opportunity to take lead in the 52nd minute when Bernard Okorowanta failed to convert a one on one opportunity with the Goalkeeper Lucky Jimoh who frequently spend more time on the floor than his goal post thereby resulting to time wasting.
With This victory the Restoration Boys are now Seventh point on the log and will next face Spartan FC of Lagos.
Despite the victory Technical Adviser of Bayelsa United Zakary Baraje said he expected a tough game because Shooting Stars is good side whenever you play against them.
Coach Zakary also stressed that his concern at the moment is to pick points away to better his side position on the log.
Effort to Speak with the Technical Adviser Shooting Stars Edith Agoye in the post interview proved abortive.