Park Road Badgers and PSC share spoils

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Oct 05, 2017

It was all square as Park Road Badgers drew 1-1 with Parklands Sports Club (PSC) in a Kenya Hockey Union men’s Premier League midweek match at the City Park stadium reports Alvin Wesonga.

Park Road Badgers started with pace as they tried to unlock the rigid PSC backline in the opening minutes.

They defiance by PSC only lasted for 13 minutes when Brian Mwangi scored a rebound from Ian Oyale’s drag flick for Park Road.

PSC came close to getting an equalizer in the closing minutes of the first quarter but goalkeeper Allan Agesa denied talismanic Allan Odongo with a couple of saves.

Erick Odendo marshalled the PSC midfield well but substitute Franklin Kiyondi failed to co-ordinate well with Odongo to breach the Park Road Badgers defence.

In the second half, Park Road exerted pressure with midfielder Oyale a constant threat.

PSC goalkeeper Farhad Shire denied Frank Ogendi a chance to double up the scores in the 33rd minute.

The tide turned and PSC had an edge over their opponents in this half. Peter Galinga squandered a chance to level terms in the 42nd minute after he missed a Fredrick Okeyo pinpoint pass.

Park Road Badgers were caught napping in the 53rd minute after Kiyondi tried to get past goalkeeper Agesa through a well set Odendo pass. But, Odongo leveled through a rebound from Agesa.

After the match, PSC captain Okeyo said: ”We knew we were down from the early minutes but that did not mean we had to down our tools, this is the Premier League and points are not taken that easily we had to fight as a team.”

He added: “Our opponents were not that easy, we hoped to get this win but it was unlucky for us."

The two sides are still seventh and eighth on the league table with Park Road Badgers three points ahead of PSC.

Wednesday result, Premier League men

Park Road Badgers 1 PSC 1.