Lobi Stars beat Rivers United like drum to go two points clear

Lobi Stars remain top of the NPFL table.

Lobi Stars beat Rivers United like drum to go two points clear

Izuchukwu Akawor 18:14 - 13.03.2024

As the NPFL unfolds, the battle for supremacy continues to excite fans, with Lobi Stars stamping their authority and leaving Rivers United to navigate the currents of disappointment.

Lobi Stars showcased their dominance yet again, emerging victorious in a thrilling encounter against Rivers United.

Pulse Sports Nigeria reports that the Pride of Benue served a commanding performance as they sealed a 3-2 win over their Riverine rivals in Lafia on Wednesday.

Lobi Stars beat Rivers United

The action-packed affair saw Samuel Tiza igniting the fireworks for Lobi Stars, breaking the deadlock with an early strike.

However, Ukeme Williams swiftly retaliated for Rivers United, levelling the scoreline in the 24th minute, setting the stage for a gripping battle.

A good day at the office for Lobi Stars.
Danbani Alao calmly coverts for Lobi Stars. (Photo Credit: Lobi Stars)

As halftime loomed, Referee Fawole stirred controversy, pointing to the spot after Alao Danbani was brought down in the box by Ekeretti Udom.

With nerves of steel, Danbani Alao converted the penalty, handing Lobi Stars a crucial 2-1 lead at the break.

What it meant to the Lobi Stars bench.
Super-sub Suur Kumaga celebrates with his boss.

But the drama didn't stop there. Just before the hour mark, substitute Suur Kumaga leapt highest to head home a breathtaking goal beyond goalkeeper Victor Sochima, extending Lobi's lead to 3-1.

With Yes Father, the Pride of Benue, comfortable, United refused to bow out quietly as Mark Gibson clawed back another goal, setting up a tense finale.

The Stars would hold on for the victory and three vital points to continue their push for the coveted NPFL title.

In a league where every point counts, Lobi Stars' triumph propels them further ahead at the summit, with the Pride now two points clear.

Meanwhile, Plateau United lurks closely behind, bolstering their position with a resounding victory over Gombe United in Jos.

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