Two free kick goals, one in each half put Go Round FC to the sword at the Umuahia Township Stadium under terrible weather and pitch conditions.
Go Round needed to win in order to keep the promotion chasers within reach but fell 2-1 to their more determined foes.
It was Amaobi Ifeanyi’s free kick in the 7th minute that curved behind the wall and the reach of a stranded goalkeeper, Stanley Nwabali even though Nelson Esor almost put the visitors ahead in the first minute when his shot from distance went close.
Three minutes later, Esor thought he had won a penalty for his side when he was brought down in the box but the referee rather signaled for a corner.
At the half hour mark, Esor stylishly beat his marker but his half volley went wide.
With the pitch very unplayable, Ademola Raphael thought he had doubled the lead for Abia Comets but Nwabali was very alert to punch out his thirty yard shot.
Four minutes into the second half and Ademola Raphael’s free kick beat Nwabali for the second goal of the game.
Eta Okon pulled one back in the 65th minute when a surprise shot from about twenty five yards went in.
While Go Round FC tried their best to draw level, the home side held on to win and move away from relegation zone.
Coach of Abia Comets, Victor Nwakanma described it as a lucky win for his side.“You saw the weather. It was not friendly to anybody. It was a game of luck.
“The two teams played under this weather and tried their best and I think the strength came in, for me, we had that strength. It would have been a very beautiful game if we had dry weather,” Nwakanma said.
“It was a very disappointing result for a team chasing promotion to have lost a game we had control of.
“Anyway it is football and with ten matches to go and we are convident we will turn the tables. The rain disturbed my boys,” Elechi said.