Nasarawa United defeated Akwa United 1-0 in Thursday's week 11 Nigeria Professional Football League clash at the Lafia City Stadium.
Adamu Hassan was the hero for Nasarawa as he scored the only goal in the 34th minute to give his team the win.
Akwa United's best chance for an equaliser came in the 59th minute but Ifeanyi Ifeanyi's attempt was over the bar.
The victory was Nasarawa's third this season so far after 11 games.
They now move up to 12th on 13 points in the league table, usurping Akwa on better goals difference.
Nasarawa's next game comes up this weekend when they travel away to face Niger Tornadoes on matchday 12.
Akwa will hope to put the disappointment of losing to Nasarawa behind them when they welcome another northern team El-Kanemi who are second behind leaders Plateau United on the log.