Plateau United extended their lead on the summit of the Nigeria Professional Football League table with a 2-1 victory over Nasarawa United at the New Jos Stadium.
Amos Gyang gave the host an early lead from the spot just 27 minutes into the game after Ebuka Anaekwe handled the ball in the box.
Nasarawa found a leveler in the 40th minute through Chinedu Ohanachom who beat goalkeeper Dele Ajiboye following a poor defending from the hosts.
The game looked like both sides would share the spoils but Mustapha Ibrahim headed home Ibrahim Abubakar’s cross in the 82nd minute to ensure Plateau took the maximum three points from the game.
The victory gave Plateau United a four point lead at the summit of the league with 46 while Rivers United who lost 1-0 to Rangers Int’l are second with 42 points.
In the other fixtures of the Match Day 24 of the league, title holders, Enyimba defeated Sunshine Stars of Akure 3-0 while Abia Warriors edged Adamawa United 2-1.
Warri Wolves beat ten man MFM FC 2-0; Kwara United defeated Wikki Tourists 1-0; FC Ifeanyiubah were 2-1 winners over Dakkada FC.
Heartland FC of Owerri defeated Lobi Stars 2-0; Katsina United came from behind to force Akwa United to a 1-1 draw while Kano Pillars edged Jigawa Golden Stars 2-0.