By Adeboye Amosu:
Pix By Ganiyu Yusuf::
Oriental rivals, Abia Warriors and Rangers served up a thrilling 2-2 draw in a Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, match day-six fixture at the Umuahia Township Stadium on Sunday, reports Complete Sportsnigeria.com.
Bobby Clement put Rangers ahead in the 22nd minute of the encounter. The forward turned beautifully inside the home side's box before firing home a delightful shot.
Ulocha equalised for the hosts from the spot six minutes before the break, converting a spot kick after Rangers centre-back, Orji Kalu, cynically brought down an opponent in the box.
The visitors restored their lead on the stroke of half time with Chisom Ebuchulam striking home a delightful free kick.
Abia Warriors took the game to the Flying Antelopes after the break and Chisom Chikatara atoned for earlier misses in the first half by grabbing the equaliser for his side in the 65 minute.
Lobi Stars and Kano Pillars ended their game at the Aper Aku Stadium in a 2-2 draw.
The home side went in front through Anthony Okpotu in the 16 minute. Okpotu converted from the spot for his fifth goal of the campaign.
The lead lasted for just a minute before Prince Aggreh drew Pillars level.
The former Sunshine Stars man skipped past two markers before firing home the leveller.
Aggreh's delicate cross was turned in by Moses Bunde for Pillars' second goal few minutes before the break.
Rapheal Ayagwa restored parity for Godwin Uwua's men in the 62 minute.
In Lagos, MFM FC secured an emphatic 3-1 win against El-kanemi Warriors.
Stephen Odey opened scoring for the Olukoya Boys in the 26th minute, while Julius Emiloju increased the lead in the 47th minute.
El-kanemi looked on course to earn a positive result from the game when Daniel Japhet pulled a goal back for them, but Samuel Onuwa make victory certain for MFM by restoring his side advantage 15 minute from time.
Niger Tornadoes resisted a spirited fight back from Rivers United winning their encounter at the Confluence Stadium in Lokoja 3-2.
Ismail Gata's sublime free kick late in the first half set the tone for an emphatic home with Gabriel Wassa and Jackson adding the second and third in the 58th and 64th minutes.
But Daniel Isreal and Guy Kuemian goals in the last 15 minutes for Rivers United to ensure a dramatic end to the game.
Ikorodu United were annihilated 4-1 by FC IfeanyiUbah in Nnewi.
Sunshine Stars foes continued as they conceded a 95th goal against Giwa FC going down to a 1-0 defeat.
MATCH DAY SIX RESULTS
Abia Warriors 2 – 2 Rangers
MFM 3 – 1 El-kanemi
Lobi Stars 2 – 2 Kano Pillars
Ifeanyi Ubah 4 – 1 Ikorodu United
Tornadoes 3 – 2 Rivers United
Giwa FC 1 – 0 Sunshine Stars