Two first half goals by Rivers United ensured they beat 3SC in a Match Day 27 of the Nigeria Premier League played on Sunday in Port Harcourt, a second consecutive win in four days.
Shooting Stars had hoped they can secure a revenge after losing via penalty shootout to Rivers United in the Federation Cup four days earlier, but it was the home side who earned a second victory in 96 hours.
The Stanley Eguma tutored side put smiles on the faces of teeming fans and governor Wike when Guy Venance looped the ball past 3SC goalkeeper Emmanuel Fabiyi to put Rivers United in the lead just after 10 minutes.
Frederrick Obomate doubled the score line in the 27th minute when his dribble could not be stopped by 3SC goalkeeper Fabiyi.
After the break, the Gbenga Ogunbote handled team tried to at least cancel one goal, but a more coordinated defense of Rivers United ensured they prevented any danger.
With the victory on Sunday, Rivers United now have 44 points, 14 better than the Oluyole Warriors.