Local favourites Lagos Seasiders failed to make the most of home support on Wednesday as they were held to a 28-28 scoreline by Borno Spiders on Matchday 5 of the Prudent Energy Handball Premier League holding at the Rowe Park Sports Center, Yaba, Lagos.
In other games in the men’s category, Kano Pillars brushed aside Owena Kings 34-27 while defending champions Niger United held on to carve out a gritty 32-30 win against an impressive De Defenders team.
COAS Shooters continued their winning run with a 28-18 defeat of Plateau Vipers, Kada Stars beat Prison Key Boys 32-28 victory while Safety Shooters saw off Sokoto Rima 28-22.
The home team didn’t also fare well in the women’s category, as Seasider Babes suffered a narrow 27-30 loss to Edo Dynamos.
Defending champions Plateau Peacocks were ruthless in a 44-11 annihilation of Owena Queens, Desert Queens defeated Abia Valiants 37-25 while Safety Babes defeated Kada Queens 30-23.
Other matches saw Imo Grasshoppers defeat Defender Babes 26-20 while Owena Queens suffered a second defeat on the day losing 20-38 in an exhibition game against Ghana Police.
Dikko Ibrahim of Lagos Seasiders and Dike Clara Ezinne of Imo Grasshoppers were adjudged the Most Valuable Players on Matchday 5 in the men and women’s categories respectively.
Matchday 5 Results
SEASIDER BABES 27-30 EDO DYNAMOS
OWENA QUEENS 11-44 PLATEAU PEACOCKS
ABIA VALIANTS 25-37 DESERT QUEENS
SAFETY BABES 30-23 KADA QUEENS
KANO PILLARS 34-27 OWENA KINGS
D:DEFENDERS 30-32 NIGER UNITED
SAFETY SHOOTERS 28-22 SOKOTO RIMA
KADA STARS 32-28 PRISON KEY BOYS
PLATEAU VIPERS 18-28 COAS SHOOTERS
OWENA QUEENS 20-38 GHANA POLICE
LAGOS SEASIDERS 28-28 BORNO SPIDERS
DEFENDER BABES 20-26 IMO GRASSHOPPERS