Heartland moved closer to returning to the NPFL after yesterday’s morale boosting 2-1 win over visiting My People FC of Lagos.
The soccer Scientists went ahead early in the second through Uchenna Orisakwe’s first goal for the club in four years before Chigioze Chukwuma’s long range drive brought the visitors level; Marcmarcel Obioha then missed a spotkick`before Kenneth Ikwugbado headed in the winner for the Owerri based club. Heartland are now eight(8) points clear at the top with seven games to go.
Also, Crown FC recorded a narrow 1-0 win over AS Racines of Lagos to close gap on the top two.
Southern Conference (Matchday 27)
Ikorodu United 2-0 Warri Wolves
First Bank FC 2-0 Abia Comets
Delta Force 2-0 Akwa Starlets