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The Coastal side needed a late goal from David Tavelu to cancel out Francis Ouma's strike for Mathare Utd and move to third position on the league table

Bandari moved to third position on the log after coming from a goal down to hold Mathare United in a mid-week Kenyan premiership match played at City Stadium on Friday.

After a barren draw in the first half, Mathare United raced ahead in the 79th minute when veteran striker Francis Ouma who had been a constant threat in the Bandari defense banged the opening goal. But the visitors took just three minutes to get even and will have David Tavelu to thank for the equalizer which came in the 81st minute.

The visitors showed early intent to go ahead but soon ran out of steam as United struggling to survive in the league found themselves the better side. Bandari goalkeeper Wilson Oburu was the busier of the two goalkeepers. Francis Ouma should have put United in the third minute but shot just wide after being put through by Vincent Okello.

Okello was yellow carded in the 14th minute for being too much in a hurry to take a free-kick. The ports men missed the team's first opportunity in the 24th minute when Shaban Kenga failed to tap home and instead, his shot went wide.

Then Tavelu shot wide in the 32nd minute when all he could easily have tapped home and after this both teams looked balanced. Gabriel Nduru was also yellow carded in the 40th minute for shooting the ball when the referee had blown the whistle.

The second half was a more entertaining affair as both teams went all out for the elusive goal and it was no surprise when the two got consolation goals. In an earlier match at the same venue, KCB and Chemelil fought to a barren draw.