Firing Strathmore show JKUAT no mercy


A hockey stick and ball. (PHOTO/Courtesy)
A hockey stick and ball. (PHOTO/Courtesy)

Strathmore University maintained their fine form mauling Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology 5-0 in a Kenya Hockey Union Women Premier League match at City Park on Saturday.

Both Gilly Okumu and Carol Njoki scored a brace to set the path for a comfortable victory for the Varsity outfit, with Diana Akinyi shaking the net at the last throw of the dice.

Strathmore have been in a fine form since May 1 when they drew against Chase Amiras and since then, they’ve registered mixed results; registering seven wins and three draws.

After Saturday’s win, the Strathmore women have now gone on a ten game unbeaten run and are now fourth on the log with 30 points, six behind league leaders Telkom.

On the other hand, their male counterparts, Strathmore men, bounced from a 6-1 humiliation in the hands of the runaway leaders, Kenya Police, in their previous match when they hammered Wazalendo FC 4-1 in a Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Men’s Premier League match at the same venue on Friday.

City Park Hockey Stadium at a glance during the Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League final match between Butali Sugar Warriors and Strathmore University at the venue on December 03, 2016. The City Park was the training venue for the national teams prior to jetting out for the continental championship to take place in Egypt beginning Sunday. Photo/Stafford/Sportpicha
City Park Hockey Stadium at a glance during the Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League final match between Butali Sugar Warriors and Strathmore University at the venue on December 03, 2016. The City Park was the training venue for the national teams prior to jetting out for the continental championship to take place in Egypt beginning Sunday. Photo/Stafford/Sportpicha

Festus Onyango gave the students an early lead in the third minute after blasting home past goalkeeper Bright Kezengwa via a short corner before further strikes from Ben Mawick, Paul Machin and Jerry Ogaso confirmed the win. Mathew Mutiso scored a consolation goal for Wazalendo at the last throw of the dice.

The three important points garnered hauled the students to position 12 with 19 points from 16 outings.

In another late top flight showdown, run away leaders Kenya Police opened 12 points lead at the top of the log after a 2-0 win over home favorite Nakuru .

Goals from Amos Barkibir and Kennedy Sibweche in the 46th and 47th minutes respectively earned the visitors the three important points.

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