Just 11 minutes into the game Cletus Emotan fired the Port Harcourt boys ahead at the Sani Abacha Stadium with a stunning strike, leaving the Goalkeeper with no chance.
Jigawa came close to equalize immediately but Austine blocked the goal-bound strike from Ibrahim Umar to maintain his side lead.
They had couple more chances to equalise and take the lead but Rivers United goalkeeper – Akande Abiodun kept his cool to deny the host all opportunities.
Two unbelievable goalline clearances by Festus Austine late in the game miraculously saw Rivers United still maintain the lead.
Only for Festus Austine to score an own-goal to level the scores for the host 84 minute on the clock to deny coach Stanley Eguma and his boys all three points.
Rivers United has only lost 4 games and managed 4 draws after 16 matches and will be looking to maintain top form when they battle Wikki Tourists on Sunday in Port Harcourt.