Mativo and Steve seal long awaited win

Fifth years grabbed their first win of the campaign, reigniting their hopes of finish third in the tournament with a 2-1 victory over their juniors, second years.

In a performance of defensive steel and clinical finishing, goals from Steve and Mativo on either side of a Harry long range shot ensured the seniors grabbed their first win of the season. The seniors needed the ignition and motivation of their big man Okonikwo who came in in the second half to ensure their juniors went on with their losing streak.

Second years who were the bookies favourites to finish as runners up for the  title now sit at the bottom of the table with no points.

Unlike in recent friendlies when the second years dazzled, the second years have turned out to be completely opposite of what the most of the people thought of them. Just like the three lions who have always disappointed at major tournaments despite the talents at their disposal, the second years could hardly trouble the fifth year makeshift goal keeper Kaberia, who was standing in for their number one Kanyiri, who was rested.

The first goal of the day came in the 26th minute when Steve pulled away from his marker and shot from a distance, only for the second year keeper could do nothing to keep the ball out of the net.

The junior side threatened several time and came close to bringing the game level in the 33rd minute when harry headed home after a blunder by the keeper, only for him to be wrongly flagged offside.

The junior side came back rejuvenated and in the 59th minute, harry used his speed to break off from KK and rifle home through the powerful hands of Kaberia.

With the game headed for a stalemate, the senior side had nothing to do but bring on their man of the moment, Okonikwo who completely changed the game. Call it bullying his man, dominating his man or whatever it is, he simply demonstrated why he in the man to fill the boots of Ombui Okinyi who missed the game due to a minor illness.

The Okonikwo effect was felt in the 85th minute when the big man was given the ball just half way the pitch, he ran through the wing, game the ball to his winger who crossed for Mativo to volley a feeble shot past the keeper, taking the game past the grasp of the junior side and ensuring his side went home with all the points.

 

Key Opta stats:

  • Valder has now gone two games without scoring a goal, his longest goal drought since joining CHS.
  • Mativo has now scored two goals for his team for the first time in the history of the competition.
  • Second years have not won a single game in the competition, having lost all the games they have played.

 

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