Goals from Odusina Sunkanmi and Iwundu Chidozie helped Gateway United beat visiting Bendel Insurance 2-nil at MKO Abiola International Stadium, Kuto Abeokuta.
The matchday 13 fixture did live up to expectations with the home side dictating the pace of the game.
The opening goal arrived on the stroke of halftime, Haruna Salifu chested down for Olasunkanmi Odusina who made no mistake in firing a fantastic pile-driver into the net.
Gateway doubled their tally in the second half when Iwundu Chidozie rose highest to head home Ogunleye Sulaimon’s cross past Insurance’s Kolawole Oladipo.
The game however ended that way and the Hakeem Busari boys finished the first stanza of the campaign on high.
In another game, Vandresser lost 1-3 at home to Dynamite FC on Saturday at the Agege township stadium.
The first goal of the game came in the 17th minute after the referee awarded a penalty to the hosts after Michael Ipaye’s goal-bound strike was handled in the box.
Amos Okoro made no mistake as he fired the spot-kick with Dynamite goalkeeper Udo Treasure going the wrong way.
Dynamite FC equalized against the run of play through Chukwuebuka Valentine. The attacker reacted quickly to tap home rebound after the initial freekick came off the post.
Goals from Harrison Odumsor and Hadi Emmanuel in the second half sealed the three points for the visitors.
Other NNL results;
Giant Brillars 2-1 Go Round FC
Gateway United 2-0 Bendel Insurance
Rovers 1-0 Stores
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