Monday, June 09, 2014

Match Day 19 round-up

Nasarawa United are the new Glo Premier League leaders after Sharks suffered a third straight defeat. There were surprise outcomes in matches in Aba and Port Harcourt which brought about change in the top-three positions.
Eighteen goals were scored in eight matches played on Sunday as Nasarawa United now lead the league table by a point ahead of Sharks.

Nasarawa United 3-1 Abia Warriors
The Solid Miners were stunned just five minutes before the break when Ifeanyi Onyeali scored for Warriors. But that lead lasted just 5 minutes as Esosa Igbinoba levelled the score. Eleven minutes into the second half, Seun Sogbeso scored from the spot to make it 2-1 to Nasarawa United. Musa Adamu's belter in the 77th minute ensured United won and also climb to the top of the table on 31 points.

Crown FC 2-2 Bayelsa United
Lekan Agunloye opened score for Crown in the 5th minute after capitalising on a defensive error.  Ten minutes later Peter Ebimobowei equalised for Bayelsa United. On the stroke of half time, Francis Sylvester netted with a pile-driver from 20 yards. Ebimobowei then flashed his header past Raji Lateef in Crown's goal to leave the score at 2-2.

Sharks 1-2 Akwa United
Akwa United stunned Sharks with two goals inside 35 minutes through Godspower Aniefiok and Ezekiel Bassey. Sharks toiled and toiled but could only score a late goal through Fortune Omoniwari. Sharks have now slipped to second place behind Nasarawa United.

Heartland 1-0 Lobi Stars
An early spot kick was all Heartland needed to defeat Lobi Stars. Bright Ejike converted from 12 yards after just 14 minutes. Heartland climb into the top-10 while Lobi drop to 12th position.

Gombe United 1-0 FC Taraba
Gombe United left it till the last quarter of an hour before securing the goal that won them the three points. Youngster Uche Yarma scored the winning goal as Gombe United ended their seven-game winless run.

Nembe City 2-2 Sunshine Stars
It was a four-goal thriller in Omoku. Muyiwa Lawal, younger brother of former Flying Eagles star, Dimeji Lawal, gave Sunshine an early lead in the 5th minute. Three minutes later, Collins Koute equalised for Nembe. Emmanuel Egesi made it 2-1 for hosts just past the hour mark but Dele Olorundare's shot late in the game came off the post and got a lucky touch to make it two all.

Enyimba 0-0 Giwa FC
This was one of the shock results of the match day. The People's Elephant found new boys, Giwa FC, difficult to breach. Giwa FC now managed by Kadiri Ikhana held off Enyimba's waves of attack to secure a famous draw that leaves the Aba-based club in third place.

Kaduna United 1-0 Warri Wolves
Isah Aminu's goal from the spot on 21 minutes proved just enough for Kaduna United to edge Warri Wolves in this match. But it was not enough to see. Kaduna United climb away from the bottom-four. Wolves drop from 4th to 6th position.

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