By Uche Dozie
Plateau United continued their impressive form as they defeated Jigawa Golden Stars two goals to one at the New Jos Stadium on Sunday.
The league leaders who lead the top with two points ahead of second place , Rivers United, takes their unbeaten run to seven with the win.
Salefu Oche Ochowechi scores in 30th minutes tp put home side in the lead. Tosin Omoyele made it two in seven minute time before Saleh Ibrahim scored the consolation in 90+3 minutes.
However, top chasers, Rivers United got a rare win away from home at the Okigwe Stadium against Heartland FC of Owerri.
A brace by Malachi Ohauwe sunk the Naze millionaires in a game that produced two late goals.
Malachi scored in the 71st minute to give Rivers United the lead before competing his brace in the 75th minutes.
Lobi Stars also made sure they were not left behind in the win of the top three teams.
Ten men Lobi Stars got a crucial away win at the Ilorin Township Stadium.
Alex Aghahowa’s lone goal in the 21st minutes was all Lobi needed to ho home victorious.
Musa Najare was shown a red card in the 40th minutes but that didn’t stop the Stars of Makurdi from getting the win.
Ifeanyi Ubah left it late to take all three points at home against MFM FC of Lagos.
It took a 90+3 minutes goal by Uche Onuoha who took off his shirt and was shown the second yellow and a red. It mattered little to the match winner.
Warri Wolves thumped Sunshine Stars of Akure three goals to nil at the Warri Stadium.
William Sunday scored the first goal in th 18th minutes, Michael Okoyoh in the 44th and Mark Daniel consolidated the result in the 88th minutes with the third goal.
Kano Pillars did the double over Dakkada International as the second leg ended two goals to nil at the Sani Abacha Stadium.
Pillars had triumphed in the first tie by two goals to one and completed the double on Sunday through first goals from Auwalu Ali in the 4th minutes and Usman Babalolo’s 33rd minutes goal.
Enugu Rangers also got a two nil win over Adamawa United at the Cathedral.
The Flying Antelope had to wait till the dead of half time to score the first goal through Isaac Loute in 45+2’ minutes before Israel Abia in the 61st through a penalty scored his ninth goal of the season and Ranger’s second.
Wikki Tourist piped Nasarawa United one goal to nil in Bauchi. Freedom Omofoman scored in the twenty seventh minutes of the game.
Abia Warriors got a hard earn win in Umuahia against Akwa United.
Uchendo Boys as they are popularly called defeated the Promise Keepers two goals to one.
Abia Warriors’ Shedrack Asiegbu gave the lead in the 19th minutes but Samson Gbadebo equalised for Akwa United in the 63rd. Emmanuel Ugwuka however, won the game for the Warriors in the 80th minutes.
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