NPFL: Jonathan Alukwu’s late aim secures 1-1 draw for Sporting Lagos towards Heartland

NPFL: Jonathan Alukwu’s late aim secures 1-1 draw for Sporting Lagos towards Heartland

Jonathan Alukwu, a former Heartland participant, has been in positive kind for Sporting Lagos this season, scoring 4 targets within the final 5 video games.

Sporting Lagos electrical ahead, Jonathan Alukwu scored an extra time winner to safe some extent for his aspect on the Mobolaji Johnson Enviornment, stories.

Coach Paul Offor began his well-known attacking duo, the Lokosa-Alukwu mixture, who’ve confirmed to be hitmen at house within the league.

The noisy Lagosians misplaced to Lobi Stars in Nassarawa final week and have been eager to make amends and set issues proper at house, and almost opened the scoring six minutes into the sport.

Heartland however are the one workforce with out a win within the NPFL this season, drawing 5 video games and dropping three, earlier than the sport, and have been in determined want of a win to depart the twentieth spot on the desk.

Jonathan Alukwu’s effort six minutes into the sport was thwarted by the opposition goalkeeper, Chisom Chiaha, and 4 minutes later, Jonathan got here shut once more however merely did not hit the goal.

The 20-year-old continued to torment the Heartland defence within the second half as his by means of ball discovered Lokosa in house, however the Tremendous Eagles ahead’s try hit the cross-bar.

With fifteen minutes to go, miscommunication amongst the Sporting defence induced Chisom Orji to show the ball into his personal internet from a throw-in, leaving the hosts with a ton of labor to do in the event that they’d salvage something from the sport.

The referee added ten extra minutes to the ninety already performed, and Sporting continued to place strain on the Heartland defence.

A nook from the hosts wasn’t correctly handled by the opposition defence, and the ball fell kindly to Alukwu, who wasted no time in slotting it house, with only one minute left on the clock.

2 factors dropped at house, not the consequence we would have liked.

FT’| Sporting Lagos🔵|1-1| Heartland FC🔴#NPFL24 #SundayWithSporting

— Sporting Lagos (@SportingLagos) November 19, 2023

Two factors dropped at house for Sporting now leaves them with twelve factors from the opening 9 league video games, 5 behind league leaders, Doma United.

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