NPFL: Plateau Utd record 5-1 away win against Heartlands FC

NIGERIA Professional Football League (NPFL) side Plateau United trashed relegation-bound side Heartlands FC, 5-1 in the league’s matchday 22 fixture to secure an away win at the Akwa City stadium.

The visiting team displayed their hunger in the race to get to the top of the log, leaving the host to sink further to the bottom of the log.

The match saw an early lead through Olawale Doyeni in the 14th minute and a double six minutes later through Edward Agbor to end the first half.

The second half witnessed more harvest of goals as Emmanuel Nenrot’s brace in the 47th and 88th minutes coupled with Harrison Ebah’s goal in the additional minutes after regular time moved the team from the fifth to the second position with 38 points.

They are currently a point behind the league’s leader Lobi stars who lost 0-2 against Sunshine Stars FC of Akure, thanks to Vincent Temitope who scored a brace.

Also, the race of the top four intensified in the match between Enugu Rangers versus Remo Stars as the former pipped the latter, 1-0 to stay in the third position, making the visiting team remain at the fourth position.

In Lagos, Sporting Lagos stunned Akwa United who were leading 1-0 from the 51st minute till the 83rd minute when the host restored parity and pulled a surprising comeback at the death of the second half to secure a maximum of three points.

It was a duel in the Northern derby between two rivals Katsina United versus Kano Pillar. The match lived up to expectations, showcasing the dexterity of both teams to get the victory.



    The match witnessed a basket of goals as Katsina United won against Kano Pillars, 3-2.

    In Bayelsa, the state-owned team continued in its impressive form as it compounded the woes of Doma United, winning 2-0.

    Doma United have lost their last four matches while Bayelsa United won their last four matches.

    The matchday 22 fixtures continue tomorrow Thursday, February 29 as Enyimba will play host to Gombe United, Shooting Stars will lock horns with Bendel Insurance, and Abia Warriors will face Kwara United.



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