Erick Mata’s brace proved vital in evading a six match winless streak to mark a very important win earlier today against Bidco United at Kasarani Annex.
The brace sees Mata leap to 8 goals this season 1 shy off team’s lead scorer; Felix Oluoch who is out nursing a groin strain.
Sharks got off the mark in the 13th minute overturning a Bidco free kick to their advantage when Julius Masaba cut off a Kassim Mwinyi float to release Mata off the right channel.The latter outwitted his marker turning Kassim inside out and his shot far left to beat Ezekiel Owade with a fine strike.
Tempo was upped after the goal leading to the booking of Julius Masaba who had played provider earlier on and Steve Otieno in the 26th and 45th minute respectively.
The second half would see an evenly balanced affair but the highlight of the final 45 coming the 58th minute when Erick Mata had done the donkey work to lay the ball in John Omondi’s path who left his marker for dead to slot in a cool left footer but his effort was disallowed as Mata was adjudged to have committed a foul on defender Francis Oduor.
Bidco United would respond in the 63rd minute when Stephen Waruru rose highest to connect a Nelson Chieta cross with a bullet header to level the scores.
The 72nd minute saw the first change of the afternoon when Keith Imbali and Steve Otieno were rested for Alphonce Omija and Isaac Wasambo a tactical change that would see the lads switch to a back three overseen by Tom Teka,Bonface Onyango and Alphonce Omija pushing Alushula and Geoffrey Onyango high up the field.
The tactical turnaround lingered on in the 78th minute when Mathew Kibiwott and Frederick Alushula were introduced for Julius Masaba and John Omondi, a change that would allow Wasambo and Kibiwott to dust up the midfield as Omoto and Mokaya would sit deep stabilizing the murky waters.
Tom Teka’s free kick which was a loop to Erick Mata in the 82nd minute was the last straw on Bidco’s back beating Owade at the near post from close range to mark his 8th of the season.
William Muluya’s sentiments.
” The changes together with the fight that the players have given sometimes is what brings in the luck.
Now I would like to see some consistency so we forget about Bidco since we have KCB to plan for. Sometimes we want to come and preach good football and ofcourse good results”