The 19th edition of the Peakline-Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola 5 A-Side Football Competition kicked off to a flying start yesterday at the Synthetic pitch of Araromi Primary School, New Road.

This year’s edition has 50 teams participating across four different categories; ranging from the boys category that includes, Primary Schools, Junior Secondary Schools and Senior Secondary Schools. The last category is the Senior Secondary Schools category for U-16 girls.

In the Primary Schools category played yesterday, L.A. Primary School, Layeni played out a One all draw with Alaba Primary School I. The first goal came off the boots of Adetunji Azeez in jersey number 9 for Layeni but Lawal Isaac pulled one back for Alaba in the 13th minute.

Action in the ongoing Peakline-Hon. Ayoola 5 A-Side Football Competition. Wowo Primary School vs Ajeromi Central Primary School

Action in the ongoing Peakline-Hon. Ayoola 5 A-Side Football Competition. Wowo Primary School vs Ajeromi Central Primary School

3 yellow cards were flashed in the game, with Layeni’s Ibrahim Ayinde and Idowu Kolawole on the receiving end while Basit Sharafadeen got one for Alaba Primary School I.

In other games in the same category, Adedokun Alaba scored an own goal in the 15th min to deny his team victory against Wowo Primary School. Oladipupo Azeez opened scoring in the 4th min for Ajeromi Central Primary School before the howler came in the 15th.

Topfield Nursery and Primary School couldn’t withstand the fire power of Jimoh Ojora Primary School II who went two goals up through a double from Abdulsalam Sulaimon in the 8th and 14th min. They were however able to pull one back in the 16th min through a consolatory goal by Uthman Yusuf.

In the Junior Secondary Schools category, the defending champions, Immanuel Anglican Secondary School, Apapa, defeated Moonlight College 3-2. Abdulmalik Sani Aliyu got a brace while Bancy Abraham killed off the game in the 19th min after Francis Taiwo drew level for Moonlight in the 18th min. Abednego Victor equalized for Moonlight in the 11th min but they couldn’t hold on for a desired draw.

In the last game of Day One, Topfield College pulled out a pulsating 2-2 draw with Creek Junior Secondary School. Topfield who went two goals up in the first half, couldn’t hold on to their lead as Ogunbor Eniola pulled one back with the last kick of the first half. Olawoye Joseph drew level in the 12th min for Creek. The two goals for Topfield were score in the 6th and 9th min by Odogwu Fredrick and Jimoh Fawas.

Games continue today with the Secondary School girls and Junior Secondary School Boys taking centre stage.