Dragon mishandled New stars of Douala by 1-4 in probably the worst people have seen New stars of Douala this season.
The largest score line of match day 12 was the game pitting New stars of Douala and Dragon of Yaounde in the Limbe centenary stadium. The both sides came into this one with the side from Douala on the back of a superb victory in the Douala derby against Union, while Dragon were still nursing the shock of loosing to Avion of Nkam in the same venue on Sunday, March 31 2019.
New stars came in with just one alteration in the team that leapfrogged Union of Douala in the Limbe Middle farms stadium; Aristide Medjou didn’t make the trip for this one, his place was handed to Bernard Rodrigues. Aristide Medjou’s absence was indeed a big miss, as the men dressed in white and blue stripes (New stars) discovered in the course of the game the immense exposure of their back four.
Coach Fils Ondobo kept faith in the team that lost to Avion, and he absolutely got that decision spot on with the results that followed.
In the 12 minute of play Serge Malolo got his 6 goal of the campaign, against a leggy New stars defence that ironically kept 2 clean sheets prior to this one.
Coach Patrick Fotso and his side were suffering technically and physically to keep pace with the Dragon attackers, and at the 4 minute of the second segment a wicked corner kick was whipped directly on the fore head of Yuninsi Vitalis to extend Dragon’s lead to two.
Malolo was hungry to get in more goals and it was glaring with his work ethics_he wanted the ball more, and it wasn’t just the hunger for the ball but the player’s awareness; he saw spaces, picked out passes, and wasn’t scared of taking on New stars defenders. The talisman got two more to take home the match ball, and also the lead as highest goal scorer’s.
New stars got a consolation goal when Fernandinho Makombe got mixed up with the ball bouncing all over his area, and in an attempt to clear he sliced it passed his own goal keeper.
The players of New stars bowed their heads in shame and some looked gutted after the final whistle, but it seems to be the trend in recent times when these two meet; the reversed fixture ended 5-1 in favour of Dragon, so the aggregate for this one is 9-2 for Dragon of Yaounde who appear to be the nemesis of New stars of Douala.