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Plateau Utd rout Bayelsa Utd as Remo Stars lose to Pillars

Plateau United yesterday recorded the biggest win of matchday 14 of the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League fixtures after defeating Bayelsa United 5-1. Albert Hilary…

Plateau United yesterday recorded the biggest win of matchday 14 of the 2023/24 Nigeria Premier Football League fixtures after defeating Bayelsa United 5-1.

Albert Hilary was the hero of the day opened the scoring in the 22nd minute and two minutes later, he doubled the lead.

In the 30th minute, Ekeson Okorie reduced the deficit as the first half ended 2-1.

The home side picked up from where they ended in the first half when Hilary scored his third of the day in the 61st minute and five minutes later, Silas Nenrot made it 4-1.

With the game in its closing stages, Izuchukwu Chimezie completed the rout as he scored the fifth in the 91st to condemn their guests to a 7th loss and rooted in the last spot on the table.

Similarly, Kano Pillars continued their resurgence as they defeated table toppers Remo Stars 2-1 at the Sani Abacha stadium.

It was a cagey affair in the first half as both sides matched one another in creating chances but in the second half, Ibrahim Mustapha Yuga opened the scoring in the 50th minute for the hosts but Dayo Ojo equalised in the 72nd minute.

With the game looking to end in a draw, NPFL legend, Rabiu Ali scored the winning goal in the 79th minute as Pillars move up to 6th position on the table.

In other games played, Heartland secured their second win after defeating Akwa United by a lone goal while Kwara United and Niger Tornadoes played a goalless draw.

Sunshine Stars were unable to shine over Gombe United as they played out a 1-1 draw while Abia Warriors edged out Shooting Stars in a 3-2 win. The Gbenga Ogunbote’s side are now winless in their last five league games.

Enugu Rangers soiled the birthday celebrations of Sporting Lagos’ coach, Paul Offor by defeating his side 2-0 who have just one win in their last six games.

After 813 minutes of football, Doma United goalkeeper, Kingdom Osayi conceded a goal. Lobi Stars’ Stan Ogabor ended the run in the 4th minute to eventually win the game 2-1. Osayi last conceded against Shooting Stars, a run of 9 clean sheets.

 

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