Edo Dynamos and Safety Babes won their matches by the whiskers on the Day 2 of the 2019 Prudent Energy Handball League in Lagos.
The Most Valuable Player on Day 1, Vivian Nwandi and Faith Inegbedion were instrumental in Edo Dynamos narrowly beating Kada Queens by 27-26. Safety Babes struggled to beat Seasider Babes 22-17 in a matched filled with spectators at the indoor court of the Rowe Park Sports centre.
Seasiders goalkeeper, Olabisi Oyewusi frustrated Safety Babes in the first half of the game but the team could not convert much of their chances in front of goal. Safety Shooters match maker, Ada Oke punished the Lagos based team few minutes to the end of the game.
Imo Grasshoppers demolished noisy Abia Valiant 36-10 in a one sided encounter. Stella Ndudi led side did not take chances into their hands as they converted most of their scoring opportunities.
Defenders Babes pummelled Owena Queens 30-19 while defending champion, Plateau Peacocks eased pass Desert Queens 34-18.
In the men’s category, Kano Pillars made a huge statement in the league by beating Borno Spiders by 26-18. The Sai Maisugida boys were held hostage by the Maiduguri based team in the second half but Aminu Adamu inspired his teammates to claim the two points. Lagos Seasiders surprisingly defeated De Defenders 37-29 in front of their home fans despite been the underdog before the commencement of the game.
COAS Shooters returned to winning ways by beating Owena Queens by 28-23 while Plateau Vipers struggled to beat Prison Key Boys by 20-17.
Title contenders, Safety Shooters of Abuja eased pass Kada Stars by 25-15 while defending champions Niger United defeated Sokoto Rima 34-29.
Day 2 results:
Plateau Peacocks 34 v 18 Desert Queens
Safety Shooters 25 v 15 Kada Stars
Lagos Seasiders 37 v 29 De Defenders
Kano Pillars 26 v 18 Borno Spiders
Niger United 34-29 Sokoto Rima
COAS Shooters 28 v 23 Owena Kings
Defenders Babes 30 v 19 Owena Queens
Edo Dynamos 27 v 26 Kada Queens
Plateau Vipers 20 v 17 Prison Key Boys
Imo Grasshoppers 38 v 10 Abia Valiants
Safety Babes 22 v 17 Seasiders Babes
Plateau Peacocks 23 v 18 Ghana Police