Dolphins coach, Stanley Eguma, has said it is time for his side to move up the log of the table in the eight-week old Nigeria Premier league.
Following their draw in Oghara on Sunday against Bayelsa United, Stanley Eguma regretted the two points dropped saying it is a game his side should have won.
“Our plan was to win the game, but while we were scoring, the opponents were equalizing” he told journalists. “We need to work harder so that we climb up the log. It is something we can do.”
Dolphins went ahead in the 33rd minute of the game when Emeka Atuloma scored from an easy tap in after Bayelsa United’s goalkeeper, Paul Godwin, failed to hold a cross.
In the 55th minute, Eric Frimpong, equalized for the home side, scoring from a tight angle.
In the 65th minute, Chidiebere Okolie put Dolphins 2-1 up after he took out two markers on the right flank and curled the ball beyond the reach of the goalkeeper to silence the fans at the stadium.
However, Bayelsa United were not done as Azubuike Okechukwu managed to get his shot from 30 yards in the net after it was deflected in.
A weakened Bayelsa United coach, Solomon Ogbeide, who was sacked a few hours later, described the goals conceded as bad for his team.
“Some percentage of football is luck,” Ogbeide said. “We did our best. We had chances and couldn’t concert them. The goals we scored were actually not good and I was not happy about how we applied defensive principles there.”
Dolphins have since returned to Port Harcourt from where they will depart to Calabar on Tuesday for Wednesday’s Federation Cup game against Inter FC of Enugu.
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