NPFL Review: Bayelsa United biggest winner, Shooting Stars record only away win

Bayelsa United recorded the biggest win on matchday 12 of the Nigeria Premier Football League.

The Restoration Boys, who are battling relegation, thrashed Abia Warriors 5-1 at the Samson Siasia Stadium, Yenagoa.

Robert Mizo was on target once for Bayelsa United in the game to increase his goal tally this season to seven.

Only Enyimba’s Chukwuemeka Obioma (nine goals) and Bendel Insurance forward, Imade Osehenkhoe (eight goals) have scored more.

Gbenga Ogunbote’s Shooting Stars picked their first away win of the season edging out Kwara United 1-0 at the Ondo Sports Complex in Akure.

Experienced forward Sikiru Alimi missed a penalty for Shooting Stars in the second half, but Joshua Akpan saved his blushes by netting the winning goal deep breath into stoppage time.

At the New Jos Stadium, Plateau United dropped points at home for the second time this season after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Bendel Insurance.

Izuchukwu Chimezie gave Plateau United the lead two minutes before the break, while Echeta Deputy equalised for the visitors 18 minutes from time.

Lobi Stars missed the chance to gain more foothold at the top of Group B table after they were held to a 1-1 draw by Rangers at the Awka City Stadium.

In Gombe, Doma United defeated Niger Tornadoes 2-1, putting an end to the Ikon Allah three-game winning streak.

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