Super Eagles defender, Stephen Eze scored his first goal of the season to help Lokomotiv Plovdiv avoid defeat at home to city rivals Botev Plovdiv, reports.

The former Kano Pillars defender started his eighth consecutive league game of the campaign as the hosts went in search of their fifth league win of the campaign.

Their hopes were however dashed inside the opening eight minutes when winger Lazer Marin finished off a perfect pass from Fernando Viana to put the visitors 1-0 up.

Eze was then booked halfway into the half as Botev went into the break with a 1-0 lead.

The 25-year-old however restored parity for the hosts eight minutes after the break when he headed home a Parvizdzhon Umarbev cross.

Despite throwing everything but the kitchen sink at their guests, Lokomotiv failed to find the winner as both teams settled for a share of the points with the host moving up to 3rd on the log with 14 points.