Taylor Adebayor scored in the 82nd minute to give FC Papillo all three points against Go Round FC at the Dan Anyiam Stadium on Sunday.
The goal that would likely ensure Papillo FC escape relegation also broke the hearts of Go Round FC who are slowly falling away from the promotion pack.
The first twenty minutes of the game was played on Saturday but was disrupted by rains which made the pitch unplayable.
On continuation on Sunday morning, the first half ended goaless and just when the Go Round FC bench was thinking they had escaped with a point, Taylor struck.
With two players receiving treatment on the sideline and a third down on the pitch, a through ball into the Go Round FC goal area found Taylor who put the ball behind a hapless Niyi Oguntoye in goal.
Go Round FC coach, Ngozi Elechi blamed the referee for letting play continue when two of his players were out of pitch injured and another was down in the pitch.
“When someone fell, he never attended to the player on ground. Then he blew his whistle from a distance without assessing what was wrong,” Elechi said.
“We are not impressed. After sending two people out of the field? The officiating was very poor,” Elechi said.
“I feel very happy about the win but that is not what I wanted. I wanted to play them the way they played me at their home but my own goals did not come. I am so happy about the game. It was a tight one but thank God I came out victorious,” coach of Papillo, Uzo Obinna said.