By Erick Banda Ndenga.
Bandari Fc suffered a 1-0 loss against premier league debutant Kariobangi Sharks in a hard fought Sportpesa Premier League tie staged at Machakos County Stadium on Saturday 13th May 2017.
Ugandan International Mathew Tayo scored the lone strike in the 34th minute when Bolton Omwenga delivered a through ball for him to connect making impressive run tearing apart Dockers back line to unleash a thunderous shot past Bandari Fc goalie Wilson Obungu giving the host an early 1-0 lead.
The Dockers kicked off on a high note with Jacob Keli pulling a feeble shot from a free kick that landed straight into Kariobangi Sharks custodian Jeff Oyemba’s hands in the opening minutes of the game.
Sharks responded through former Bandari Fc attacker Masoud Juma who fired a stunner from the left flank for veteran Bandari Fc keeper Wilson Obungu to punch the ball before Jacob Keli connected with a in midfield to embark on an individual run into the 18yard box but Pascal Ongweno stood firm in defence denied his a chance to bury the into the net
In the 40th minute Dockers head coach Paul Nkata threw his towel introducing Shaban Kenga into the fray for Tyrone Omondi to inject pace up front in a bid restoring the game parity but their move was in vein as first half ended with Kariobangi Sharks leading 1-0.
On resumption Sharks head coach William Muluya made his first change bringing in Steve Odhiambo for injured Bolton Omwenga before seeing both side wasting a couple of chance.
This prompted Dockers tactician Paul Nkata pulled his secord card sending in Enock Agwanda for Jacob Keli to stir up his striking force in their chase for an equalizer.
His counterpart William Muluya responded in the dying minutes making a double substitution throwing in Duke Abuya and Ochieng Ovella for Rodgers Omondi and the goal scorer Mathew Tayo to win the midfield battle which was overrun by Bandari Fc.
Kariobangi Sharks managed to defend their 1-0 as the match ended after 90 minutes of play to bag the maximum points extending their winning streak to three consecutive matches.