Lagos Seasiders Boys emerged victorious over Benue Buffaloes 31-24 at the Rowe Park Sports Center on day 1 of the Handball Premier League Phase two, platinumnewsng.com is reporting.
Another Lagos team, Tojemarine Academy scrambled for victory after defeating Safety Shooters 28-25 at the NIS Indoor Sports Hall. However, defending champions, Kano Pillars maintained their poor run in the season as they lost to Rima Strikers of Sokoto 23-27. This comes after a disappointing first phase in Benin City, Edo State.
Other matches in the male category, Confluence Stars defeat D.Defenders 24-18, Niger United defeated correction Boys 30-22 to extend their lead on the league table while Bendel Dynamos continue to sitbottom of the league table after loosing to Police Machine 25-23.
In the female category, defending champions Safety Babes maintain fine form as the escaped with a 27-26 victory over Defender Babes, Rima Queens outscoring Bayelsa in a 30-21 win, Benue Queens defeated Delta Queens 19-18 while Seasider Babes of Lagos defeated Bendel Dynamos 25-24.
Plateau Peacocks and Imo Grasshoppers shared spoils in a 22-22 draw match.
Day 1 Results
1) D.Defenders-Confluence stars 18-24.
2) Niger United- Correction Boys 30-22.
3) Kano Pillars–Rima Strikers 23–27.
4) Lagos Seasiders — Benue Buffaloes 31–24.
5) Bendel Dynamos-Police Machine 23-25.
6) Tojemarine Academy–Safety Shooters 28–25.
1) RIMA QUEENS-BAYELSA QUEENS 30-21.
2) DELTA QUEENS-BENUE QUEENS 18-19.
3) SEASIDER BABES-BENDEL DYNAMOS 25–24.
4) Defender Babes-Safety Babes 26-27.
2) Plateau Peacocks-Imo Grasshoppers 22-22.