Ilorin - The Abubakar Bukola Saraki (ABS) FC of Ilorin on Sunday defeated visiting Gombe United by a lone goal in their week 22 match of the Glo Premier League.
Lordson Ichul converted from the spot kick in the 33rd minute to earn the home side a needed victory.
The Ilorin premiership side were too wasteful at the goal mouth in a match played at the Kwara Stadium, Ilorin.
The victory was a morale booster for ABS which would travel to Minna to play Lobi Stars FC of Makurdi in the round of 32 clash of the Federation Cup on Wednesday.
Gombe play Kano Pillars in Jos in the similar encounter of the 2013 Federation Cup.
In his post-match interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Maurice Coomer, the technical adviser of Gombe United said their hosts were not a bad team especially at the time they were battling against relegation.