Hard fighting Karuturi Sport fell to a 1-0 loss against Gor Mahia in a Tusker Premier League game played at the City Stadium from 1600hrs.
Karuturi did well to hold the host 0-0 at the break and up to the 76th minute.
But Kevin Omondi weaved his way to the edge of the box and on a challenge came down thudding hard in the box. Centre referee Amos Ichingwa pointed to the penalty spot amid heavy protest from Karuturi Sport players.
Ugandan Danny Sserunkuma stepped up to slot the penalty home the next minute past a diving Moses Wanyika who went the right way.
Rama Salim had the early chance in the second minute but Moses Wanyika in Karuturi goal. The visitors’ ventured forward and in the fifth minute had a strike on goal that Jerim picked up.
Perhaps the best chance for Gor to take the lead was on 13 minutes. Sserunkuma had a shot from the left. Wanyika parried the ball back in play but there was no one to connect with the rebound.
On 25 minutes, Kennedy Oduor of Karuturi had a long range shot on goal but it went wide at the far post
His attempt came four minutes after Rama Salim’s shot from 25 yards rose up above the cross bar.
At the half hour mark, Gor brought in Kevin Omondi for a struggling Joseph Njuguna but the game was to roll on to the half time break even at 0-0.
The scond half started in earnest. On 54 minutes, dread locked Moses Odhiambo had a shot on goal but in bounced off and went wide.
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Five minutes later he picked out Sserunkuma with a great pass but he was just caught offside.
Karuturi had one of the best chances on 75 minutes when a cross came in from the right wing to the box – but ended up with Jerim.
With the results, Gor Mahia went above AFC Leopards and back to second spot with 52 points. Karuturi Sport is 12th with 30 points, both have played 27 games.