Ochieng’s volley silence Karuturi


  Posted: 21 Jul 12, 16:04

By: Rodgers Eshitemi

AFC Leopards SC required a late-gasp strike to extend their lead in the Kenyan Premier League after beating a stubborn Karuturi Sports FC 1-0, on Saturday 21 July, at Mumias Sports Complex.

The match started on a low tempo with both sides sitting back with less raids in the first half.

Counter-attack 

It wasn’t an exciting game by any means but it is Victor Ochieng’s 87th minute strike from a rapid counter-attack that made the difference.

Jimmy Bageya could have put Leopards on the lead in the sixth minute but squandered the chance before Barnabas Tiema made a fine save, resulting into a fruitless corner.

Five minutes to the break, Martin Imbalambala struck a hard shot, forcing Karuturi's keeper Michael Wanyika to make a great save.

Superb defense 

On resumption, Kennedy Oduor kept Leopards' back-line on toes but it was Eric Masika's tactics and tackles that saved Ingwe.

In the 73rd minute, Oduor found himself alone in the midfield, raced through the defense and released  a perfect shot that made Tiema to over-stretch and fluffed the ball out into a fruitless corner.

Following the win, Leopards are now four points ahead of second placed Tusker FC, while Karuturi are eighth with 25 points.

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