The game kicked off with the away side trying to dominate and dictate the tempo but Rivers United bounced back and took total control.
It all paid off in 18th minute as the home side was awarded a penalty after Esor Nelson, who rounded the goalkeeper was fouled in the six yard box, leaving the referee – Ndubuisi Ukah with no choice than to point to the spot kick.
N’Gouan Konan stepped up Konan drills his effort home from 11 metres, Pillars goalkeeper gets a hand to it but couldn’t do much.
85 minutes on, Cletus Emotan curls home from 3 yards to double the lead for the home side.
Before Pillars pulled one back from a kick spot. Thanks to Rabiu Ali who cooly slot in home to give his side a life line.
He left Ospino Egbe wandering, sweet free kick to help his side reduce the margin.
But wasn’t enough as the home side walked away with all 3 points. It finished 2- in Favour of Rivers United.
A massive win for the Wike boys.