Sunday, August 5, 2012
Dan the man, again
A winning hat-trick for Dan Ito, BBU's Japanese import was the highlight of their 3-1 Metfone C-League success over the Army but spare a thought for their striker Badmus Bolaji, who was stretched into an ambulance after 25 minutes of the game, with a suspected broken leg. Ito netted two penalties, after nine minutes and then five minutes from the end, with Pom Tola swinging in an equalizing corner five minutes before the second penalty. Ito topped another captain's performance with his third in injury time. Referee Sang Sopheak managed to book six players in a game that simply didn't merit it. In the later game, Western gave one of the gutsiest performances of the season against third-placed National Police and will kick themselves they didn't hold out for a goalless draw. With two minutes to go and one of their players lying injured on the edge of their own box, Western keeper Ngoy Boranoch failed to find touch with his drop-kick, allowing Police to press forward and Nelson Oladiji was pushed over in the box for a soft penalty. Nuth Sinoun made no mistake with the spot-kick for the late winner. Boranoch was inconsolable.