Mombasa derby ends all square as Coast Stima, Rangers share the spoils


Mombasa derby ends all square as Coast Stima, Rangers share the spoils

In Summary

  • Coast Rangers striker Innocent Kiprotich's shot from the left flank was punched by Said Dhadho only for George Owiti to connect with a powerful shot

Modern Coast Rangers and Coast Stima played to a two-all-draw to settle for shared spoils in a thrilling National Super League derby at Serani grounds in Mombasa.

This being a Mombasa derby bragging rights were at stake and each side gave as much as they received to end the game even.

It was also a befitting result for both teams who lost their last games, Stima falling to Mt Kenya while Modern Coast Rangers losing to Mwatate United.

Both teams started the match cautiously in a game that was very tactical.

The first real chance of the game came in the 15th minute when Khamis Abudu of Stima missed a one-on-one chance with Rangers young goalkeeper Abdulrahman Mwinyi.

Five minutes later Modern Coast Rangers striker Innocent Kiprotich’s shot from the left flank was punched by Said Dhadho only for George Owiti to connect with a powerful shot into the net, a goal  that lasted the entire first half.

Stima came back stronger in the second half with coach Hussein Madaga making double substitutions, yielding results as Steven Mwiti and Lucky Kaingu both scored in the 62nd and 84th minutes respectively but they could not hold for maximum points with Rashid Nzao ensuring for shared spoils.

In other matches, Shabana were 1-0 winners away at Talanta, Hillary Mukanzi scoring the all-important goal while Vihiga Bullets overcame Silibwet 2-1 as Police and Kibera Blackstars fought to a barren draw.

With the points shared, Modern Coast Rangers dropped to 13 on the log with 18 points as Stima who have collected 20 points also went down to position 9.

Collated results

Police FC 0-0 Kibera Blackstars

Vihiga bullets 2-1 Silibwet

Talanta 0-1 Shabana

 

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