Oshoala assist not enough in Bay FC defeat

Oshoala produced a sparkling individual display for Bay FC but the new National Women’s Soccer League side slumped to a 2-1 defeat against Washington Spirit in their second league game on Sunday, PUNCH Sports Extra reports.

The Super Falcons forward and her club had hoped to build on their historic display in their NWSL debut with another win, but they conceded a late goal as the home side snatched the win.

In the 11th minute of the game, Oshoala showed her playmaking prowess by delivering a sublime through ball to set up teammate Dorian Bailey for a close-range finish and give Bay FC a 1-0 lead.

That however lasted only 12 minutes as the home team responded through Croix Bethune who also struck late in stoppage time to win the game 2-1 for Washington Spirit.

Last week, the 29-year-old made history for Bay FC on their NWSL debut by scoring their first ever goal in the US women topflight.

It took Oshoala 17 minutes to write her name in the club’s history books, scoring the only goal of the game by expertly turning home a pass from Tess Boade.

Following their defeat on match-day two, Bay FC and Oshoala will hope to turn things around next week when they host Michelle Alozie’s Houston Dash in their first home game at the PayPal Park in San Jose, California on Sunday.

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