Niger Tornadoes consumed Kogi United 2-0 in the Northern Conference group A1 encounter of the 2021 Nigeria National League season with Sokoto United also smashing 4 past Oyah Sports.
Tornadoes who are eyeing a return to the NPFL outplayed their opponents to extend their lead to four points on the log.
After 8 straight wins, Shooting Stars (3SC) finally suffered their first defeat of the season in the hands of Nnewi United.
The Oluyole Warriors who have enjoyed a tremendous run of unbeaten in eight games, putting them in good position to qualify for the play-offs fell behind in the 86th minute but remained top of group B1 with 10 points separating them and second place, Vandrezzer FC.
Meanwhile Vandrezzer FC were victorious in the Lagos derby against Stores FC.
The best marketed football club in the country defeated their Lagos counterparts 2-0 to move second on the log behind Shooting Stars.
Zamfara United bid for a place in the NPFL suffers another set-back as they lost 1-0 to Road Safety FC in Abuja.
A seven goal triller it was between J’Atete and Ibom Youth but it was the former who took the day with the final score at 4-3.
Bendel Insurance boost their hope of a return to the NPFL with a 3-1 win over Bayelsa United as Crown FC were held to a goalless draw at home by FC One Rocket.