Park Road bag maximum points in weekend matches

By sportsnewsarena correspondent
Mar 13, 2021
  • Dennis Obota of Park Road controls the ball in a past league match.Park Road won all their league matches this weekend.(Photo:SNA File)

Two brilliant goals from forward Ian Oyare helped Park Road bag maximum points after a 4-0 win over Mvita XI on a day that saw Western Jaguars end their Nairobi tour empty handed after falling 3-1 to Nairobi Sikh Union.

On the back of a 2-1 win over Parklands Sports Club on Saturday, Park Road were desperately in need of another win to keep their chance of a top four finish alive.

They broke the deadlock early in the match when Oyare fired home the opener off a field goal to give Park Road a 1-0 lead with a brilliant individual skill to cut past the Mvita defenders inside the circle and finish into the empty net.

Mvita struggled to find momentum as the forwards spilled a couple of chances in Park Road half. Park Road also had their chances in the match gaining momentum and made more circle penetrations.

This resulted to a foul on Park Road player in the D resulting to a penalty stroke which Oyare slotted in with ease beating Pius Ratori in the 19th minute.

Andy Biko made it 3-0 with another field goal in the 27th minute. Park Road got off to a sluggish start in the second half and looked more defensive in their approach.

Mvita on the other hand, took advantage of their opponents’ fall in speed and initiated a couple of counter-attacks but failed to land the finishing hit.

With a minute to the end of the match, Paul Gumbe made it 4-0 with a penalty corner.

With the two wins, Park Road up to fourth with 39 points from 22 matches. Jaguars hopes of going home to Kakamega with at least a point were quashed when they went down to three first half goals from Nairobi Sikh Union.

Haggai Pepela opened the scores in the 20th minute with a field goal for Sikh Union.

However the lead lasted only five minutes as Victor Chiddu leveled the scores with a field goal.

Manpreet Khalsi put Sikh Union back ahead in the 31st minute before Shabbaz Ali made it 3-1 seconds to the half time whistle. The win moved Sikh Union up three places to fifth with 34 points from 23 matches while Jaguars still remain at 12th place with 24 points from 21 matches.

Strathmore University Gladiators chances of finishing in the top four received a big blow when they were shocked 1-0 by Nakuru Hockey Club. After a goalless first half, Ian Alumasa’s scored the whole important goal of the match in thre 58th minute.

Weekend Results: Sunday 13 March: Park Road 4 Mvita XI 0, Strathmore University Gladiators 0 Nakuru Hockey Club 1, Western Jaguars 1 Nairobi Sikh Union 3.

Saturday 12 March: Strathmore University Gladiators 3 Western Jaguars 0, Park Road 2 Parklands 1, Mvita 0 Nakuru Hockey Club 2.