May 20, 2024

Warriors humble Police in hockey battle

Warriors humble Police in hockey battle
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The fierce rivals were to lock horns on April 30 but the union was forced to postpone the duel after rains rendered the City Park Stadium unplayable.

The clash of titans pitting Kenya Hockey Union men's Premier League holders Butali Warriors against former champions Police ended in 3-1 in favour of the sugar men.

The fierce rivals were to lock horns on April 30 but the union was forced to postpone the duel after rains rendered the City Park Stadium unplayable.

Police went ahead in the first quarter through Oliver Echenje who pulled the trigger in the 15th minute from open play.

Butali levelled matters in the 36th minute through Calvins Kanu who interestingly joined the club after severing ties with Police.

Festus Onyango scored the second goal for Butali in the 48th minute with George Mutira putting the match to rest after sounding the board in the 55th minute.

Despite the defeat, Police top the standings with 14 points, two ahead of Western Jaguars who were in a class of their own last weekend as they bagged maximum points in the two matches played.

Butali who alongside Jaguars are the only top tier teams yet to taste defeat are ranked third with eight points.

 


Record women's champions Blazers were also victorious after flooring returnees University of Nairobi 2-0 at City Park.

Kenyan international Maureen Okumu opened the scoring flow in the 19th minute with veteran defender Terry Juma doubling the advantage in the 37th minute.

USIU-A Spartans wiped the floor with DFG Wolverines as the students reaped a 4-0 in a match that, was also staged at City Park.

Naomi Kemunto was at a double with Lyn Mwangi and Judy Abayo adding the extras. 

Meanwhile, Vikings beat Daystar University 3-0 in a women's Super League match played at City Park. Lucy Njunge and Sally Nakhosi got the job done for the former top flight side.

Daikyo Heroes beat Mvita XI 3-1 at the Aryans grounds while the Technical University team lost 1-2 to Black Tigers at Impala grounds.