Enyimba International FC thrashed FC Taraba to get back to winning ways, as Nasarawa United continued their unbeaten run on Sunday.
Nasarawa are yet to lose in four successive league games after edging Heartland by a lone goal in Lafia.
Ex-Shooting Stars winger Tony Edjomariegwe scored the winning goal in the 77th minute to propel the ‘Solid Miners’ to second in the league table.
The ‘Naze Millionaires” young goalkeeper Emmanuel Iwu stopped the hosts from compounding the Owerri club woes, forcing a double save on the stroke of half-time from Esosa Iigbinoba and Babangida Shuaibu.
At the Enyimba Stadium, Mfon Udoh seventh minute strike from the penalty spot, after defender Olabisi Samuel handled the ball in the goal area, set the tone for a 3-0 win over Taraba.
Veteran striker Emeka Nwanna doubled the hosts’ advantage two minutes to the break from Daniel Etor cross from the left flank.
Substitute Nzube Anaezemba completed scoring on 90 minutes after Taraba’s defence failed to clear an Etor corner kick.
Kano Pillars remain top of the league standings after 25 rounds of matches with 43 points, two points ahead of Nasarawa and three points clear of Khadiri Ikhana’s Enyimba.
Elsewhere, Musa Suleiman’s 13 minute strike helped Kaduna United down Lobi Stars at home.
Akwa United held Nembe City to a goalless draw, while El-Kanemi Warriors beat Bayelsa United 2-0.
Warri Wolves suffered a 2-0 loss at Giwa FC. Charles Henlong’s well-taken free-kick and Okoro Charles’ 72nd minute effort helped the Rwang Pam Stadium outfit continue their impressive run in their debut season.
Glo Premier League Match Day 25 Results (Sunday)
El-Kanemi 2-0 Bayelsa United
Kaduna United 1-0 Lobi Stars
Nembe City 0-0 Akwa United
Enyimba 3-0 FC Taraba
Giwa FC 2-0 Warri Wolves
Nasarawa United 1-0 Heartland