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Ulinzi continues to revive hopes in KPL

30 April 2012, 10:52 Steve Wambugu

Ulinzi Stars on Saturday afternoon at Afraha Stadium ensured they continued climbing high in the KPL table with a comfortable win of 2 goals to 1 against the sugar cane farmers Sony Sugar courtesy of Lawrence Owino and Evans Amwayo who scored the two goals for the Armey side.

In a game that was kicked off 30minutes early than the usual time of 3:00PM so as to avoid the any afternoon down pour, saw the first half of the game being well dominated by both two sides with Ulinzi having an early chance to score in the 5th minute of the game after a well crafted cross from Mulinge Ndeto to Kelley Simiyu who only shot far too wide from Sugar cane traders goal post.

The visitors also had a chance in the 12th minute of the game but Waswa the defender failed to utilize the open chance of scoring from a close range after a slip up of Ulinzi defenders to clear the ball from their own box but thanks to Amwayo who cleared the ball that was almost heading to the net forcing the first half of the game to end up in a barren draw of zero. 

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In the second half second half Ulinzi returned with a bang that opened up the deadlock of the game in the 46th minute that saw Steven Waruru make a solo effort run into Sony Sugar box and make a superb pass to fellow team mate Lawrence Owino who taped the ball into the visitors net that sent off the entire Ulinzi supporters off their seats at the Afraha Stadium.

But even before the visiting side could assemble their troops back into the game, the military men struck again in the 52nd minute after a well taken corner by Kelly Simiyu that was headed home by Evans Amwayo who was able to shake off Sony defender Waswa.

Ulinzi had a chance to change the scoreboard in the 58th minute to make it three but this was after Steven Waruru almost scored from a 34 yards distance to Sony side but only sent the ball over the visitors bar post.

Sony sugar defense and midfield was seemed not to be clicking at all as Steve Waruru continued to toy around with the Sony defense making all manner of runs into the visitors side that almost bore fruit when he was brought down inside the visitors territory but no penalty was awarded to the military men.

But the sugar cane farmers were not ready to go down without a fight as they were able to pull one back courtesy of Enoch Agwanda in the 74th minute after he was able to win an aerial ball against the Ulinzi defenders that allowed him to maneuver and slide the ball on to the Army side.


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