All the six goals were scored in the first half and it was the second time Sofapaka are being involved in a six goal thriller at the same venue
Western Stima and Sofapaka drew 3-3 in a six goal thriller in a Kenyan Premier League match at Machakos Municipal Stadium on Sunday.
All the six goals were scored in the first half and it was the second time Sofapaka are involved in a six goal thriller at the same venue. Two weeks ago, Sofapaka beat Tusker 4-2. Stima will be happy with their performance after coming from two goals down to bag a point from what looked like a lost cause.
Sofapaka were quick to get goals and went ahead in second minute after Enock Agwanda had put them ahead from a John Barasa set up. In the 15th minute, it was the turn of Agwanda to set up Barasa and the latter slotted home easily from a long corner-kick.
Undeterred, the visitors pulled one back in the 20th minute through Fredrick Nyarombo and then David Okello ensured his side was back in the match at the 35th minute mark. After that Stima appeared to dominate and went ahead for the first in the 42nd minute after Shafik Batambuze headed home Nyarombo's cross.
The goal revived Sofapaka into action and after launching their own attack, were back in the match before the half time mark thanks to Clifton Miheso's strike. Eager to pick maximum points, Sofapaka were the first to make a substitution after resting Miheso for Anthony Kimani in a bid to have more creativity in midfield but this was neutralized when Collins Shivachi was sent off just after the one hour mark.
It is a situation that forced Sofapaka to stay back and defend the one point they got least they were caught on counter-attack as they had few men. With a one man advantage, Stima could afford to push their lack.
Batambuze's effort to score the second goal ended on the Sofapaka wood work. Last minute changes by Sofapaka to bring on Eugine Asike for John Barasa just proved that they were now more content to pick atleast a draw from the fixture.