A game of numerous chances jinxed with hardluck saw Sunshine Stars play a barren draw at home against visiting Adamawa United at the Ondo State Sports Complex, Sunday.
The Owena Whales started out the match day 13 contest brightly and created the first real chance as early as the second minute of the game, Waheed Adebayo leaped in front of an empty net but Tolu Oluwole’s cross was too high.
Two more chances went begging inside the openjng five minutes; Oluwole blasting wide from close range before Tope Akande’s header from a corner missed the target by centimeters.
Fifteen minutes into the game, Oluwole went close again with a teasing header but Adamawa United made a last-ditch save to keep the sheets clean.
On the half-hour mark, Samuel Agba had a chance if his own after being set up by Oluwole but striker drilled just wide from inside the aread.
There were a flurry of chances before half time; Alaba Adeniyi sent a freekick off target in the 43rd minute and the before Oluwole, again, had his backheel attempt stopped easily by the goalkeeper.
Plenty of chances, but so close wasnt enough to break the deadlock at halftime.
The all-orange traffic returned in thr second forty-five minutes with Kolade Adeniji being the first to fire at goal, but no way into the back of the net still.
In the 47th minute, Oluwole beat the goalkeeper with a header but another Adamawa United player made a goalline clearance to deny Sunshine Stars a breakthrough.
In the heat of the seige on the opponents area, Uche Okafor in Sunshine Stars goal was tested by the visitors and he showed his alertness with a fine save.
Abiodun Joseph, Kolade Adeniji and Ayo Adejubu all had chances but none was close enough to a goal.
With eight minutes left to play, Tolu Oluwole thought he had scored what would be a crucial goal and his first for Sunshine Stars when he pounced on a spill from the goalkeeper, but the effort was voided following a tight offside call.
Last substitute and homegrown talent, Vincent Temitope had the chance to spare Sunshine Stars blushes with a debut goal in the 85′ however his effort heading for the bottom right was repelled by the goalkeeper’s last ditch save.
In the end Adamawa United managed to survived the coach Gbenga Ogunbote’s charges onslaught all through regulation and stoppages time to earn a rare share of the spoils on the road.
With the result Sunshine Stars ended a dreadful February winless, earning three points in six outings and next visit Katsina United on match day 14.