Nasarawa United have defeated Delta Force 4-1 in a rescheduled MatchDay 12 of the Nigeria Professional Football League on Wednesday.
The home side who were full of confidence after the hard-fought victory over Abia Warriors last weekend started the game with caution.
With the momentum of the game picking up, the host carving out goal scoring opportunities.
However, the goals began to fly in when Jean Ledoux fouled Sunusi Ibrahim in Delta Force’s box in the 21st minute prompting the center referee to point to the spot.
Sunusi stepped up to send Delta Force goal keeper, Sochima Victor to the wrong place.
The visiting side increased the tempo of their game after the goal on several occasions putting Nasarawa’s Mohammed Galadima to test while helping keep the score at 1-0 in favour of his team.
At the 35th minute, the home team doubled their lead. Sunusi Ibrahim was the architect as he found his way out of Delta’s defence before slipping the ball to Anas Yusuf for a tap-in.
Towards the end of the first half, Nasarawa pilled up more misery on Delta Force who recently bought over Kada City of Kaduna as Adeshina Thomas made it 3-0 for his side.
At the restart of the second half, Nasarawa United sought out ways to score more goal but for the opposing goal keeper who thwarted their chances just as Delta Force looked to score a goal.
With 12 minutes remaining on the clock, Philip Ozor’s strike cut Nasarawa’s lead to two but was not enough to force a comeback.
During the added time given, Mohammed Shammasu got on the scoresheet to secure all three points as his side moved up to 5th position on NPFL Group B on 19 points.
Similarly in Katsina, the home side were able to hold Enugu Rangers to a 1-1 draw who are the only club that filed a formal complaint to the LMC on the denial of access to registered home ground by their host.
Eric Gwammy put Katsina United in front in the 14th minute and this remained until the 90th minute when Pascal Seka equalised for the Flying Antelopes to break the hearts of home fans.