Nasarawa United boss Bala Nikyu says his players exhibited fighting spirit to earn a 1-1 draw against Enyimba in Aba on Wednesday.
The Solid Miners fell behind in the first half after Chukwuemeka Obioma put the hosts ahead from the spot.
Despite conceding early on in the match, they didn't throw in the towel as they played with the intent to pull themselves back on level terms.
Their determination eventually paid off in the 76th minute as substitute Emmanuel Ogbole struck the equaliser following a defence-splitting pass from Chidera Nduka.
“It was a good game, not because of the result, but because of the determination of my players – at least, everybody was determined to play,” Nikyu said in his post-match interview.
"I think if we had played half of what we played at Remo Stars, we would have gone with a win today (Wednesday) because we played better at Remo than we did here today.
"However, I am happy to see that the boys are interested in getting something positive.
"There weren't so much differences between what you saw in the first stanza and now.
"This stanza, there is a change in the character of the players and we have been able to blend everybody together."
Up next, Nasarawa United will host El-Kanemi Warriors in a must-win clash to battle their way out of the drop zone.