Wednesday, May 28, 2014 8:25 pm
Nasarawa United and Enyimba FC recorded home wins while league leaders Sharks FC maintained their unbeaten record in some of the matchday 16 results from the Nigeria Premier League today.
A brace from Christian Pyagbara helped Sharks to a 2-1 win over visiting Abia Warriors in Port-Harcourt, a win that kept Sharks top of the league with 30 points and extended their unbeaten run to 10 matches.
And in the other match involving clubs from Abia and Rivers States, it was Enyimba that came out victorious against Dolphins in Aba, courtesy of club leading scorer Mfon Udoh’s 11th minute goal.
The win kept Enyimba in third place with 25 points, five points behind Sharks and two points behind Nasarawa United that claimed a hard-fought 2-0 win over Enugu Rangers in Lafia through goals late in each half.
In Makurdi, Bayelsa United looked headed for a point in a match played with 10 men for virtually the entire match after having a player sent off in the opening minute against Lobi Stars.
However, goals in the last two minutes from goalkeeper Melai Terkaa with an 88th minute penalty and Audu Seriki in stoppage time earned Lobi a 2-0 win over the visiting Bayelsa team.
Heartland got a lone goal win over Akwa United through Bright Ejike’s first half penalty in Owerri while El-Kanemi Warriors beat Giwa FC 2-0 in Bauchi with both sides finishing the match a man down after Ndubuisi Ekwuruibe and Akide Ibrahim were sent off in the 68th minute following an altercation.
In other matches played today, league champions Kano Pillars were held to a 1-1 draw at bottom club Nembe City, Gombe United and Warri Wolves also shared the points with same scoreline in their match played in Bauchi while Crown FC got a 2-0 win over FC Taraba in Ibadan.