Akwa United today climbed to second place in the NPFL standings after they beat visiting Heartland 2-1 in a rescheduled fixture in Uyo.

Akwa United now have 22 points, a point behind leaders Lobi Stars with two matches at hand.

However, the Uyo outfit had to fight back from a goal down to win in front of their fans.

Francis Momoh gave Heartland the lead after 20 minutes from a counter attack.

But the hosts drew level after 32 minutes through a curled free kick taken by CHAN Eagles midfielder Ifeanyi Ifeanyi.

Haggai Katoh then cashed in on a poor clearance for the match winner two minutes after the interval.

Heartland were reduced to 10 men in the 63rd minute, when Nnamdi Egbujor received his second booking for a dive.

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