Plateau United today consolidated their leadership of the NPFL after a 5-1 thrashing of visiting FC Ifeanyiubah, while Heartland and Sunshine Stars won at Kwara United and Adamawa United respectively.
Plateau United had five different scorers against Ifeanyiubah – Abba Umar, Silas Nenrot, Mustapha Ibrahim, Bernard Ovoke and Tosin Omoyele.
The Jos club now have 17 points from eight matches.
They are two points clear of Dakkada, formerly Akwa Starlets, who jumped to second place on the back of a famous 2-1 home win over champions Enyimba.
Lobi Stars climbed to third position on 14 points courtesy of a hard-fought 1-0 win over Abia Warriors in Makurdi with Sikiru Alimi the match winner on the hour.
Both Adamawa United and Kwara United are flirting with relegation after they lost at home.
Adamawa were slayed 3-0 by Sunshine Stars, while Heartland pipped NPFL new boys Kwara United 1-0 in Ilorin.
Jigawa United, Rivers United and MFM FC recorded important home wins to improve their standings on the table.
Kwara Utd 0-1 Heartland
Plateau Utd 5-1 FC Ifeanyiubah
Jigawa GS 2-1 Wolves
Lobi 1-0 Abia Warriors
Dakkada 2-1 Enyimba
Rivers Utd 2-0 Katsina Utd
Adamawa Utd 0-3 Sunshine Stars
MFM 3-0 Akwa Utd
Wikki 1-1 Rangers