Monthly Archives: February 2010

Green Sharks vs Strathmore Gladiators (2 – 1) – 06/02/10

It was as exciting a match as one would get in the Kenya Hockey scene; one of the most anticipated matches of the season. And the top of the table duel pitting Green Sharks and Strathmore Univ Gladiators did not disappoint. Green Sharks, playing their final match of the season, are currently position 3 while Strathmore, at position2, have a match at hand; both teams separated by 1 point.

With one wave of attack after another, the students piled pressure on the Sharks but to no avail. Experience prevailed over youth and Sharks scored the first goal in the dying minutes of the first half. While under pressure to pull one up and clear the goal deficit, the students left their defense exposed most of the time. Were it not for their lack of attacking speed, the Sharks would have scored more goals in the early second half.

The students however managed to level the score in teh 54th minute before succumbing to a last minute goal to loose the match 2 -1.

The result puts Green Sharks at position two, 7 points behind run away league leaders Kenya Police and 2 points ahead of Strathmore who must get a win over Kisumu Simba to regain their position two.

Strathmore Univ. Gladiators vs Kisumu Simba (5 -1) – 07/02/10

Reigning KHU league champions and Africa Club Champions bronze medalists, Kisumu Simba, were humbled to a 5 – 1 drubbing over the weekend by a resolute Strathmore University gladiators team.

With both teams having played matches barely 24 hours earlier, the two teams were visibly not in the best of forms. However, Kisumu Simba quickly stamped their authority with an early goal in the first half through a field goal. The students could not respond and went to the half time break 1 -0 down.

The students however made it known why they are currently considered one of the best teams in the country with a resounding 5 goals in the second half. The striking quartet of George Mutira, Davis Wanangwe, Shiahale Nelson and Oracha Fred easily tore through the Simba defense at every turn.

Simba, visibly overwhelmed by Strathmores pace, retreated to their half for the better part of the second half leaving the students to rule the match.

Reigning KHU league champions Kisumu Simba barely survived with a point out of a possible six during their weekend tour of Nairobi. A pale shadow of it former self, the lakeside team put a a good show against USIU-A in the Saturday (6/02/10) Premier league fixture. Kisumu Simba were the first to break the stalemate in the first half after a great build-up from deep defence.

The university students put a spirited fight in the second half to recover the deficit and level the score at 1 – 1 in the 49th minute through a field goal. Despite piling pressure on the visitors, USIU – A created several open scoring opportunities but failed to convert these to goals.