The Port Harcourt side recorded a big win to move level on points with Kano Pillars who are in first positionDefending champions, Dolphins FC of Port Harcourt moved to the third position on the Nigeria Premier League table with 32 points after beating Ocean Boys 3-0 in one of the rescheduled matches played at the Liberation Stadium on Saturday evening.
Dolphins have thus equalled the total points haul of 32 that both Kano Pillars and Rangers have but stay third because of a lower goal difference of five.
Emmanuel Nwachi started the goal feast in the first minute when he converted a penalty. Chidi Osuchukwu made it two in the 38th minute and Owusu Addae completed the rout in the second half on 54 minutes.
Nwachi said their focus now is to defend their league crown. “We were not happy that we could not go beyond this level in CAF Champions League. Our aim was to reach the final at least, but our elimination is in the past now,” said Nwachi to mtnfootball.com.
And Dolphins can go top if they win or draw their last rescheduled match as they travel to Bauchi to face Wikki Tourists next Wednesday.
Dolphins will then travel to Kaduna to face Kaduna United in the first match of the second stanza due to start next weekend.