Warri Wolves beat Rivers United 1-0 at the Delta State Polytechnic Stadium on Matchday 12 of the 2020/2021 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) campaign.
Substitute Emeka Udoh chased a lose ball that had bounced over Rivers United’s Kazia Enyinnaya and sent fly a very powerful shot beyond the outstretched hands of Theophilus Afelokhai to put the home team in the lead in the 67th minute of the keenly contested tie on Wednesday.
It was the first time that Warri Wolves scored against Rivers United and picking three points against them in the top flight, since the Seasiders returned to the NPFL in the 2019/2020 season.
Earlier on, it was the home side who enjoyed better spell of ball possession, but it was Rivers United who looked more threatening on the break.
The Rivers United defence line marshalled by Festus Austin thwarted every move by Warri Wolves to have a sight of goal.
The home side were restricted to taking feeble attempts from afar by the visitors.
But the 67th minute goal did not weaken the resolve of the visitors to look for an equalizer.
Rivers United threw more men forward and attacked the Warri Wolves back four relentlessly.
Warri Wolves, however, held their ground and ensured it finished 1 – 0 in their favour.