Abdulrahman Bashir was the match winner as hosts Nasarawa United stopped Rivers United 1-0 in a Nigeria league Saturday.
The home win catapulted Nasarawa from 14th position to seventh on the table with 33 points from 24 matches, while Rivers United remain in third place on 38 points.
Former Enyimba striker Bashir scored on the hour to give the Lafia club all three points at stake in this encounter. He jabbed home a cross to make hay. It was his ninth goal of the season.