...as Sony Sugar pull off a crucial 2-1 win over Western Stima in a victory that push them off the bottom of the log and ease pressure on coach Sammy OmolloThika United and Mathare United shared the spoils after drawing 1-1 at the latter's backyard on Sunday.
The home side went into the match on the back of an energy sapping 3-2 Top 8 win against Chemelil Sugar and took time to settle but however, when they did, it resulted in a 23rd minute goal for Thika who continue being at the top of the league standings.
The man responsible for Thika's goal was John Wanyonyi banging home the opener from a move initiated by Kennedy Otieno .However, Meshack Karani’s 40th minute strike ensured the two sides shared spoils.
Otieno picked a loose ball in the middle of the pack and shot on the turn. The goal bound shot was too much for Joseph Ruto in goal and he spilled it out allowing a waiting Wanyonyi to simply tap it home.
Mathare United were back in the match after 15 minutes and it was substitute Meshack Karani who scored the equalizer.
Karani was a first half substitute for Daniel Mwaura and he took just five minutes to settle in the match. He beat Thika goalkeeper Lucas Indeche with a long shot to equalize for his side in the 38th minute.
Thika showed early intent to go ahead in the match as they forced a 15th minute corner which was easily cleared from a Francis Kahata effort.
In Naivasha, Karuturi Sports brought down visiting Bandari 1-0. The lone goal for Karuturi was scored by Andrew Murunga in the 83rd minute to ensure his side picked maximum points.
Sony...............2 Western Stima................1
Sony pulled off a crucial 2-1 win over Western Stima at home in a victory that pushed them off the bottom of the log and eased pressure on coach Sammy Omollo.
Ugandan strike David Nyanzi was the hero of the match as he scored a brace for the home side to enable them pick all three points.
Nyanzi was a super substitute for Sony as he came on in the 56th minute and leveled matters for Sony just seven minutes after being introduced into the match.
His second was at the stroke of full time hitting the ball home from a goal mouth melee. It was Sony Sugar however, who took an early lead in the match after Dennis Onkangi put them ahead in the second minute.
The Sony defense will blame themselves for conceding that goal after a poor clearance which exposed Wycliff Kasaya in goal giving Onkangi all the space to put the ball behind the net for his third goal of the season.
Kakamega Homeboyz................1 KCB..........1
KCB went for the sixth straight match without a win and will be thankful to Jacob Kelli as he scored late in the match to hand them a 1-1 draw against Kakamega Homeboyz.
Homeboyz will rue a last minute lapse in concentration that would have seen them rise above the bottom spot, but now with Sony’s win, they drop down a place to 16th.