By Erick Banda Ndenga.Bandari Fc suffered their third defeat of the season losing 3-2 to league debutants Zoo Kericho Fc in a close contested five goals Sportpesa Premier League thriller staged at Green Stadium in Kericho on Saturday 20th May 2017.
Zoo Kericho talisman Bernard Odhiambo was phenomenal with a stunning man of match performance scoring a hat trick against the Dockers to assure his side the covetted three points at stake.
The host kicked off on a high note demonstrating their intent to bag the maximum points through Bernard Odhiambo who continued tormenting Bandari Fc back line in the opening minutes before his wrath was felt on the 20th minute after a splendid counter attack to fire in a stunner past Dockers Keeper Wilson Obungu giving his side an early 1-0 lead.
After five minutes of play the goal scorer was on target again when he notched a brace on the 25th minute unleashing a thunderous shot burying the ball at the back of the net that caught off guard helpless Bandari Fc goalie Wilson Obungu to double their lead to 2-0.
Before former Gor Mahia Fc attacking midfielder Enock Agwanda managed to pull one back for the Dockers in the 38th minute as the game headed to break with Bandari Fc trailing 2-1.
On resumption Zoo Kericho continued to pile pressure with their point man Bernard Odhiambo on the 48th minute after he received a superb pass from a beautiful cross to connect with a superb fly header past Bandari Fc goalkeeper Wilson Obungu inspiring his side with an emphatic hat trick as Zoo Kericho opted to defend their lead packing their defense with more men at the back giving Bandari Fc a hard time to break into the 18yard box.
But Shaban Kenga managed to reduce the decifit to 3-2 in the 73rd minute after a brilliant attack in the box as the host stood firm to defend their lead till the final whistle.