Heartland finally broke the jinx of not winning an away game for four years in the Nigerian league as Jolly Osas' early goal and Ebere Odichie's second strike gave the Owerri side all three points against Shooting Stars at the Lekan Salami Stadium, Ibadan on Wednesday evening.
It was a black Wednesday for fans of the Oluyole Warriors as their opponents shocked them at home by two goals scored at each half of the week 12 encounter of Nigeria Professional Football League match.
The business-minded Naze Warriors opened scoring in the second minute of play through a beautiful header by Jolly Osas from the corner kick which stunned thousands of fans of the Ibadan darling team.
All efforts by players of Shooting Stars to find their bearing could not materialise as they put every foot wrong.
On resumption of the second half, the Oluyole Warriors received another shock of their life when Ebere Odichie scored the second goal by heading home a cross from Ikechukwu Odichie in the 61st minute of play.
What could have been the third goal was saved by the Shooting Stars goal stopper, Laide Okanlawon who prevented a goal bound ball from Osas in the 84th minute of the game from entering his net.
Shooting Stars' Gbolahan Salami, Chima Akas, Moses Ogaga and Tony Orimajegbe could not string passes together to break the Heartland defence led by Chinedu Effugh.
The home fans who could not hide their anger over the lackluster attitude of the technical crew of Shooting Stars over some of the changes made in the course of the game descended on the two coaches in-charge, Tunde Odubola and Kazeem Busari.
The two gaffers, despite protection from the security personnel at the Lekan Salami Stadium still got beaten by the irate mob that patiently waited for them outside the stadium immediately the center referee signalled the end of the game.
The away win moved Heartland to the second position on the league table with 19 points, while Shooting Stars remain on 10th position with 16 points.