COAS Shooters, Abia Valliants record win at Prudent Energy Handball League
By Cosmos Chukwuemeka Akisi
COAS Shooters and Abia Valliants are back to winning ways on matchday 9 of the Prudent Energy Handball League Phase two holding at the Rowe Park Sports Center, Yaba, Lagos on Thursday.
Christened ‘draw king’, COAS Shooters who previously have drawn five of their matches at the league winning just once and losing twice, defeated bottom place Prison Key Boys 29-28 in a closely contested match between the two sides.
In other results in the men league, second place Safety Shooters advance their chances of topping the league standing as they comfortably defeated Bornu Spiders 28-22 while Niger United did not falter as they cemented their lead on the log standing with an emphatic 30-29 victory over Plateau Vipers.
Kada Stars, in fourth position, had to dig deep against Sokoto Rima before grinding out a 36-25 victory over the Caliphate team while Owena Kings of Ondo scored a last minute goal to secure victory over Kano Pillars 27-26.
Lagos Seasiders, who are levelled on point with second place Safety Shooters but are behind on head to head rule, comfortably defeated De. Defenders 37-29 to the delight of their fans.
For the women, Abia Valliants that hasn’t won any game in the second phase of the Prudent Energy Handball League efficiently defeated bottom team Desert Queens 27-19 to get their first win of the second phase.
In other results in the women league , Owena Queens lost to experienced IMO grasshoppers, 36-17 while Kada Queens drew with
Seasiders babes 24-24.
League leaders Plateau Peacocks were held to a 21-21 draw by a resolute Edo Dynamos side.
It went down the wire in the match between Safety Babes and Defender Babes but Safety pulled through with ahard fought 44-37 victory.
The Most Valuable players of the day were Chidinma Anosike of IMO grasshoppers and Naziru Ibrahim Plateau Vipers
They each got =N=10,000 and a plaque each.