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NPFL: Plateau United Stay Top, Tornadoes Hold Rangers; Pillars, 3SC Lose

NPFL: Plateau United Stay Top, Tornadoes Hold Rangers; Pillars, 3SC Lose

By Adeboye Amosu:

Photo courtesy LMC Media (Rivers United vs Lobi Stars):
Plateau United continued their impressive run in the Nigeria Professional Football League with a hard fought 2-1 win against Abia Warriors at the Rwang Pam Stadium, Jos on Sunday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
It was the Kennedy Boboye-led side's fourth win of the season and it helped consolidate their position at the top of the standings.
Elisha Golbe set his side on the road for the win when he scored the curtain raiser on five minutes. It was the forward's third goal of the campaign.
Godwin Zaki drew the visitors level with his third goal of the season in the 35th minute, while Philip Azango netted the winner for United two minutes before the break.
MFM FC also enjoyed a 1-0 win against Kano Pillars at the 'Soccer Temple' Agege Stadium, Lagos.
Debutant Adebayo Waheed netted the winner in the 66th minute.
In Port Harcourt, Rivers United endured a disappointing evening as they were held to a barren draw by a spirited Lobi Stars team who earned their first away point of the campaign.
The Pride of Rivers dominated from start to finish but were thwarted by Lobi goalkeeper, Okiemute Odah, who put in a top class performance.
It was also a frustrating day for champions Enugu Rangers who were held to a 1-1 draw at the Nnamdi Azikwe Stadium by Niger Tornadoes.
The hosts went in front through Godwin Aguda five minutes before the break but were pegged back two minutes into first half added time when Bolaji Adeyemo hit the back of the net.
The Flying Antelopes have now recorded a win in five games this season.
Enyimba recorded a slim 2-1 home victory against at the UJ Esuene Stadium, Calabar.
The Peoples Elephant got off to a perfect start when captain Mfon Udoh converted from the spot on 13 minutes.
Adamu Hassan stunned the home supporters when he restored parity 11 minutes after the restart.
Udoh scored the winner in the 66th minute, his third of the campaign.
It was celebration galore at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium, Bauchi as home team Wikki Tourists trounced FC Ifeanyiubah 3-1.
The visitors took the lead courtesy of Prince Agrreh's fine finish in the fifth minute, while the Bauchi Elephants rallied back through goals from Richard Johnson (brace) and Idris Guda.
In another fixture, ABS dimmed Shooting Stars 2-0 in Ilorin.
Mohammed Mohammed and Ebuka Anakwe got the goals for the Saraki Boys.
Remo Stars also beat El-Kanemi Warriors 2-0 at the Shagamu Stadium.
Onuoha Chukwujekwu put the Sky Blue Stars ahead in the 2nd minute, while Oche Salefu made the points safe when he scored the second five minutes after the break.
Two late goals by substitute Sanusi Sani and Manir Ubale also gave Gombe United a 2-0 win against Sunshine Stars at the Pantami Stadium.

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MATCH-DAY 5 RESULTS
Rivers United 0 V 0 Lobi Stars
Plateau United 2 V 1 Abia Warriors
ABS FC 2 V 0Shooting Stars
Enugu Rangers 1 V 1 Niger Tornadoes
Wikki Tourists 3 V 1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Enyimba 2 V 1 Nasarawa United
Remo Stars 2 V 0 El-Kanemi
Gombe United 2 V 0 Sunshine Stars
MFM FC 1 V 0 Kano Pillars

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