Gor Under-20 bounce back against Western Stima

Mulisya Mohammed of Chemelil FC celebrate his goal during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under 20 ...
Mulisya Mohammed of Chemelil FC celebrate his goal during their Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under 20 Championship at Camp Toyoyo Stadium in Nairobi on December 19, 2016. Chemelil won 2-0. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.sportpicha.com

Gor Mahia Under-20 dusted off their opening group B loss with a 2-1 win over Western Stima at the ongoing Kenyan Premier League (KPL) Under-20 championships on Monday afternoon at Nairobi’s Camp Toyoyo Grounds.

Hillary Ojwang handed Gor a first half breakthrough before Nahashon Thiong’o doubled their lead in the second half.

Stima’s Victor Ogendo pulled one back for his side but could not fashion an equalizer as Maurice Onyango’s charges held on to claim three vital points.

Led by the senior side’s forward and Harambee Stars call up Amos Nondi, Gor underlined their intentions to bag all the three points right from the start with a barrage of early attacks on the opposition.

The breakthrough finally came in the 35th through Ojwang to give the junior K’Ogalo side a first half advantage.

The second half started with both sides displaying flashes of fine attacking football, but it was Gor who would double the lead through Thiongo after a lapse of concentration in the Stima’s defensive unit at the hour mark.

Stima pulled one back ten minutes later through Ogendo, but could not afford an equalizer that would have set them just a draw from a quarter final spot.

Following the result, all group C teams are level on three points after two outings each.

Ulinzi is however on the summit because of their strong goal difference, having trounced Posta Rangers 4-1 in the mid morning fixture in the same venue.

Posta had floored Gor by 2-1 goals in the first match on Saturday while Stima defeated Ulinzi by a solitary goal.

In another match, Muhoroni Youth bounced back to winning ways beating Sony Sugar 2-1 in a group A match. Muhoroni had been whipped 4-0 by Mathare in the opener, but can now make the last eight with a win in the final group match on Wednesday.

Sony Sugar has bowed out, and will only play the last match as a formality having lost their opener to the Chemelil Sugar.

Chemelil is already through to the quarters, leaving Mohoroni and Mathare to fight for the other ticket of group A.

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