Points were shared yesterday at Thika Municipal Stadium as Sharks played out to an entertaining draw against Bidco United.
Sharks clashed with Bidco United in fiery 1-1 draw at Thika Stadium on Wednesday.The match also saw Keith Imbali make His first start and our January new signing,Ziyadi Kiwanuka get some minutes under the belt.
A changed starting team
Five changes were made in the starting line-up since our last outing against Tusker FC at Ruaraka Complex.
John Omondi,Keith Imbali,Steve Otieno,Fortune Omoto and Geoffrey Onyango came in for Frederick Alushula, Reagan Odede,Felix Oluoch,Samuel Olwande and Erick Mata.
Different display of football
The game started with either side tussling for the midfield battle looking to stamp authority with their respective styles of play.
Bidco got close to scoring in the 30th minute through a freekick by Emmanuel Mogaka who looked to go direct, but His shot was deflected. Fortuitously, the ball looped over and fell to Jacob Onyango who headed it past Obiero but was denied by the post.
The hosts popped once again, and this time in the 37th minute when Mogaka unleashed one of his trademark long rangers,but Obiero was equal to the task.
At the hour mark,John Omondi teed up Fortune Omoto who had dropped deep to receive the ball.He peeled away from his markers finding space to sneak in a clever ball to Julius Masaba who took his time to tease the keeper who reacted on his first action but Masaba slotted home the opener at the second attempt leaving Opondo in Bidco goal for dead.
Bidco reacted strongly and proceeded to take the game to our half for a good few minutes.They probed deep and wide but our defense stayed resilient up until the 75th minute when Bidco’s second half addition,Lameck Oloo found his favoured left foot with the smallest of spaces to unleash a cracker which beat Obiero at the near post.
Keith Imbali was pulled off for Erick Mata in the 80th minute as Steve Otieno followed suit in the 84th paving way for Ken Kyalo.Kiwanuka also made his debut in our threads.
The gaffers sentiments
“Failing to defend for the third consecutive game simply translates to lack of concentration, we will use the players that are available there’s no problem with them as they haven’t been getting a chance and I will field all of those who have not been playing.
It’s worrying because we begun on a high but we have not had the best of runs in the past 4 outings but the important thing is that we have been having the experienced players but now we have the young ones coming up well but we will work our socks off in the upcoming fixtures.”
Next after the break
The draw puts us at sixth position 5 points ahead of Bidco United – whom we face on 2nd April at Kasarani Annex.