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NNL: MFM HOLD FIRST BACK, SHOOTING STARS BACK ON TOP

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Mountain of Fire and Miracle (MFM) Football Club of Lagos did not need any miracle to force city rivals, First Bank to 1-1 draw in an epic encounter played at the magnificent turf of Agege Stadium near Ikeja at the weekend.

It was a match which the host would have wrapped up in the first have but poor marksmanship ensured that both teams shared the spoils even as MFM came from behind to pick a point.

First Bank had scored an early goal no thanks to a defensive mix-up following what MFM defenders taught was an offside play but the referee and his First Assistant referee adjudged it a fair-play and that allowed the First Bank attacker to slot in from the near post.

The unexpected goal forced MFM to swoop on their opponents and forcing them to retreat to defend their post, a strategy which nearly cost them dearly when a desperate First Bank goalkeeper fouled MFM attacker in the box but the resultant penalty was wasted.

The introduction of MFM skipper, Yemi Oladejo early in the second half turned things around for the home team and it was not long before the playmaker initiated a move which led to the equalizer by MFM.

Elsewhere, Shooting Stars of Ibadan which defeated Ekiti United 2-0 to garner 19 points to overtook Gabros International with 17 points even as Abia Comets has also notched up 19 points to compete with the top leaders.

Meanwhile, Wikki Tourists have returned to the top Division A after a 2-0 victory over Kogi United in Bauchi just as Adamawa and Plateau United have joined Mighty Jets of Jos on 19 points to trail Wikki with only one point more that the three clubs.

Other results are listed below:

NNL WEEK 11 RESULTS

DIVISION A

FRSC FC   5           VS 2 PRISONS FC

JIGAWA STARS 1 VS 0 MIGHTY JETS FC

TORNADOES 2     VS 0 DSS FC

WIKKI 2                 VS 0 KOGI UTD

ADAMAWA     1 VS 0 SOKOTO UTD

PLATEAU       1   VS 0 KWARA UTD FC

SPOTLIGHT           VS RANCH BEES FC

TEAP FC   1           VS 0 SUPREME COURT

DIVISION B

GO-ROUND 1   VS 0 REMO STARS FC

INSURANCE 2   VS 0 UNICEM ROVERS

PRIME FC 1     VS 0 AKWA STARLET

ABIA COMETS 2 VS 1 ABS FC

GATEWAY 2   VS 1 GABROS FC

3SC     2           VS 0 EKITI UTD FC

MFM 1           VS 1 FIRST BANK FC

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