Shooting Stars FC on Monday recorded their first away victory of the season in the Nigeria Premier League as they stunned Heartland FC 1-3 at the Rojenny Stadium in Anambra.
In Monday’s other game, also at the Rojenny Stadium, Sunshine Stars forced big spenders FC Ifeanyi Ubah to a goalless draw but it was not enough to knock Enyimba off the summit of the League table after the conclusion of Week 22 matches.
The double-header at Rojenny was delayed till Monday after Sunday’s heavy downpour which made the pitch not fit to play.
It turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the away teams who now return to their respective bases unscathed after posting impressive results.
Shooting Stars will definitely be the happier of the two away teams having secured the revenge they craved for over the Naze Millionaires who came to Ibadan earlier in the season and defeated them at their backyard.
The Oluyole Warriors who have been witnessing improved fortunes since the arrival of Coach Gbenga Ogunbote started brightly in Monday’s game and their efforts were rewarded when Tope Orelope gave them the lead in the 36th minute.
However, Heartland gave a brave fight back and they restored parity in the final minute of the first half as their new signing, Fortune Omoniwari, scored in his debut match for his new team.
It turned out to be a different kettle of fish in the second half as Shooting Stars outshined their hosts in the second half scoring two more goals which saw them running away with a 1-3 victory.
The result has now taken 3SC to 9th spot on the log with 32 points from 22 games. Sunshine Stars on their part will stay second with 40 points, one behind table toppers Enyimba who secured a 2-1 win over Lobi stars at the weekend.
NPFL Week 22 Results
FC. Taraba 1-0 Akwa United
Enyimba Int’l 2-1 Lobi Stars
Giwa FC. 1-1 Warri Wolves
Dolphin 1-1 Abia Warriors
El Kanemi W 2-0 Kwara United
Wikki Tourist 0-0 Nassarawa United
Bayelsa United 1-1 Kano Pillars
Monday August 10
Heartland 1-3 Shooting Stars
Ifeanyi Uba vs Sunshine Stars…
match still on at the time of this report
Sharks 1-1 Enugu Rangers
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