Police move to top of the table
Posted Saturday, August 18 2012 at 20:15
- Cops floor battling Mvita in thrilling clash at City Park to rise to the league summit
- Kisumu Simba drop to second, Wazalendo are third
- Strathmore set to play Mvita on Sunday at City Park
Champions Kenya Police weathered a brave assault from Mvita, claiming a 3-1 win at City Park to move to the top of the men’s hockey Premier League.
Samuel Oungo put Kenneth Kaunda’s charges 1-0 ahead at the break from a penalty corner in the 11th minute but Samuel Webo drew level for Mvita after a scintillating comeback in the 56th minute.
But Mvita’s defence collapsed under late strike from Police, with James Munyi and Moses Cheplaiti scoring from field display in the 60th and 70th minutes respectively.
The win saw Police, who blew away several opportunities to break away from Kisumu Simba, lead with 18 points from six wins and two loses.
Kisumu Simba second
The 2008 champions Kisumu, who were tied on 15 points with Police, dropped to second with five wins and two losses. Police had the previous weekend crushed 2009 and 2011 champions Strathmore 3-0, a win that threw the title race wide open.
Wazalendo are third with 14 points from four wins, two losses and two draws, and are followed by Nairobi Simba on 12 points from four wins and one defeat. Strathmore are fifth with 12 points. Nairobi Simba, who have three matches at hand, will tour Western next weekend to play Kisumu Simba and Western Jaguars.
Strathmore will be out to recover from from their loss to Police when they meet Mvita on Sunday at City Park.
Men’s Premier:Strathmore v Mvita (9am, City Park)
National Men:Nakuru Club v Wazalendo Youth (2pm, Nakuru); UoN v Gymkhana (3pm, City Park)
National Women: Multimedia v Blue Eaglets (11am); Vikings v Orange (1pm, City Park)