A second half strike from Fofana Doums made it two wins for Amiens’ in their last two league games yesterday, inflicting back-to-back defeats on the host.
In a game that Nigerians were looking forward to seeing two of their own go head to head against each other, unfortunately, Valentine Ozornwafor didn’t make the team list for the host.
The away side controlled the opening stages of the game and went close in the 18th minute, when Tolu Arokodare stole the ball from Sochaux left back, Yoel Armougom and found the side net with his right footed shot.
Sochaux came out after half time with a renewed optimism and began to take the game to Amiens somewhat, without actually creating anything by way of clear-cut chances.
Tolu Arokodare who had picked up a knock early in the first half gave way for Florian Banchini in the 59minutes.
Even with the introduction of former Nantes midfielder, Roli Perriera de Sa and a young Spanish forward, Eliezer Mayenda for Sochaux, Olivier Guegan’s men struggled to create any chances upfront.
With 20minutes of action left to play, Amiens’ coach, Philippe Hinschberger made two changes, Swedish Sebastian Ring and French Fofana Doums came into the game, with the latter scoring the decisive goal two minutes after coming into the game.
Speaking after the game, Tolu Arokodare said ; “I’m feeling pretty happy because this was a tough game like the last one, we got the winning goal in the last minute, so I’m feeling happy for the myself and the team.”
The Valmeria striker who’s on loan in Amiens’ gave an update about leaving the game in the second half due to a knock, and was surprised the referee didn’t show a yellow card to the Sochaux defender.
“For now, it’s nothing serious and hopefully in the next days it will be nothing serious. It’s just a painful hit. Sadly, the defender didn’t get a yellow card or whatever, but I’ll be fine hopefully.”
After losing the opening day fixtures to newly demoted side, Metz FC, Amiens seems to have found back their mojo. Tolu Arokodare’s strike at the death was all ‘The Unicorns’ needed against a stubborn Annecy at home.
Yesterday’s performance was also impressive. The atmosphere became hostile and the center referee wasn’t shy from distributing cards. Landry Remi did his best to restore order on the pitch, with a total of 11 yellow cards and one red card. The visitors had the most cards – Nine yellow and one red.
Even at that, they still managed to secure the maximum three points.
“I will say it’s probably the trainings, because we work hard on the tactical build-ups and everything.” Tolu said, describing what’s working for Amiens.
“There’s more friendship in the team, there’s more love in the team. This is good for us, there are a lot of young players, and young players know how to socialise. I think it helps mentally in the team.”
With six points from three games, Amiens sit six in the log, while Sochaux occupies the 17th position with one point in three games.