Jericho All Stars stretched their impressive run in the SPS8PL on Saturday when they walloped Kabete United 2-1 in a tantalizing tie staged at Camp Toyo Grounds.
Hitmen Kelvin Ndung’u and Tom Okoth slotted home a goal each in the first half to steer the league leaders to their fourth win in five matches.
Christopher Opongo second half goal reduced the deficit for the visiting side.
Kabete United started the match on a remarkable note, pilling intense pressure on the James Nandwa charges who enjoyed home support.
Jericho’s custodian Lemmy Chege was forced to stop a shot that was pulled by Vincent Atenya from within the area in the opening exchanges of the match.
The early vigour instigated by Kabete caused a major concern for home side who tried to recollect their composure in a bid to fell their opponents.
By the half hour mark, no side had made any venomous attack but All Stars looked more promising with Okoth coming close but he hesitated to pull as defender Joseph Kamau cleared the threat.
All Stars received a breakthrough when Kabete’s defence slumbered, allowing Ndung’u who latched on a deflected pass from the right area of the box and he did not disappoint, he unleashed a scathing screamer for the opener in the 36th minute.
Five minutes after restart, Tom ‘Messi’ Okoth ensured he had a bite of the cherry when he claimed his goal to grab a first half advantage, going to the break with the score 2-0.
Moments after the second half commenced, the visitors rolled a chunk of pressure pressing the opponents whose defence was questionable.
Robert Orangi’s Kabete then halved the deficit three minutes later as Christopher Opongo’s shot was too hot to handle for Chege on Jericho’s goal.
Opongos goal inspired Kabete to up their game in dire search for the second, launching attack after attack but Jericho stood tall to deny them an equalizer.Coach Orangi made several changes late in the match, introducing Joseph Kamau and Antony Kimani who came in for Regan Ouma and Samuel Kuria respectively but it was case of too little too late as Jericho maintained the lead.
As a result of the outcome, Jericho extended their lead at the helm of the SPS8PL table to 13 points the same as Metro Sports but the latter has an inferior goal difference.
SPS8 PRIMIER LEAGUE Saturday March 5 Results
KIAMBIU YOUTH 2-1 DIGUNA FC
James Mandela claimed a brace to inspire Kiambiu Youth to a 2-1 triumph over Diguna FC on Saturday at Camp Toyoyo.
Diguna’s Kevin Mtarwara was on target late in the final half for the consolation.
KAYOLE YOUTH 1-2 SHAURI MOYO BLUE STARS (MYSA HQ Grounds)
KAWANGWARE UNITED 5-1 SHAMAKO BABES (Kawangare BP Grounds)
METRO SPORTS 1-0 MASA (Drive Inn Grounds).
SPS8 DIVISION ONE LEAGUE Saturday results.
11am Camp Toyoyo : Makadara J.L (WO) Angola Fc
1pm Ziwani ground : Shauri Moyo Sportif 1-1 Jesder Fc
1pm Baba Dogo ground: Githurai Sportif 0-1 Mac Milan
3pm Ziwani ground: Team Umeme 3-0 Park Road Fc
3pm Baba Dogo ground : Zamalek Fc 1-1 RYSA Fc
3pm Kabete A.C.K : Uthiru Vision S.A 2-2 Leads United
3pm Tumaini Primary: Tena United 0-0 NYSA Fc
3pm Nakeel ground : Rongai All Star 2-0 Riara University Fc