Thika United share spoils with Mathare.

Thika United and Mathare United played to a one all draw in a Kenyan Premier League (KPL) match played at Thika Sub-County Stadium on Sunday 22nd October.

Mathare took the lead in the 16th minute through Cliff Nyakeya who fired home from a Crispin Oduor through ball but the lead lasted just four minutes as Eugene Mukangula equalized for Thika United with a low rasping shot that beat former Thika United keeper Levis Opiyo on the visitors goal.

The teams relatively slowed down the pace and the first half ended 1-1.

Second-half

The two tacticians approached the half on a change of strategy with John Mwangi replacing Mwaura on the flanks as Muyoti pulled out Chibueze for Benson Iregi.

The quest for goals went on with each side cancelling the other out in the long spells of the second half.

Iregi set up Shami Kibwana for an easy tap in but a watchful David Owino thwarted the effort much to the relief of his already beaten goalie.

Shami had a chance to give his side the lead in the 88th minute when Thika United won a free-kick outside the area but his attempt went over the bar; but the forward was not done yet with 3 minutes added time,Shami got a final chance to hand his team maximum points but Owino again doing well to deny him with nice defending in the six area.FT 1-1.

The result puts Thika United in the precarious relegation zone in the log, with just four matches remaining;we need to be more incisive infront of goal.

Next fixtures

Thika United next travels to Kericho to take on Zoo FC, before playing Sony Sugar at home then take on Tusker FC away and winding up with Bandari FC at home in early December.Report by Ken_Magu.

 

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