Bendel Insurance coverage relied on a late purpose to take some extent towards Kwara United within the Nigeria Premier Soccer League match day 9 fixture on Saturday, Nigeriasoccernet.com experiences.
The Benin Arsenals needed to come again twice to salvage a 2-2 draw on the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium towards the Concord Boys.
The visiting group have been on the ascendency earlier within the recreation and the momentum garnered paid off 16 minutes into the sport.
Sodiq Yusuf received the purpose after a protracted move by the goalkeeper Adeyinka Adewale put Kwara United forward. A purpose that was the primary time this season, Insurance coverage conceded at residence.
Stephen Sodje levelled 11 minutes later for the host as he fired from exterior the field to beat Adewale after good work by Haruna to set him up.
Within the 39 minute, the Afonja Warriors restored their lead as teenager Godwin Oshagbemi who capitalises on the unalertness of Insurance coverage defender Stanley Okorom to beat the goalkeeper.
The primary half ended 1-2 in favour of United as Insurance coverage got here out with a robust push to get one thing out of the encounter within the second 45.
Insurance coverage maintained the ascendency, one attribute of a group searching for an equaliser, however United’s protection remained resolute with Adeyinka making a few saves to maintain rating in favour of the guests.
Nevertheless, an important victory and the enjoyment of the away 3 factors reduce brief as Ismael Sarki put the match at equilibrium on the dying embers of the sport.
The consequence means Bendel Insurance coverage preserve the eighth place with 13 factors with a recreation to spare whereas Kwara United keep 12 with 10 factors after 9 matches.