18 Sep, 13:01
Subsitute David Oluoch grabbed a brace as Police FC condemned a wasteful Nairobi City Stars to a 3-0 defeat in a National Super League match played at Camp Toyoyo Grounds on Monday 18 July.
City Stars dominated the entire game but two well executed counter attacks and a well timed looped effort helped Charles Omondi's side pick three valuable points from the clash. James Gachoka opened the scoring in the 21st minute before Oluoch added two more in the 66th and 84th minutes.
The first chance of the game went to City Stars' Ezekiel Odera; after a quick interchange of passes with Steve Mweni, the forward fired at Police goal but Anthony Obonyo between Police posts was equal to the task parrying the shot before it was cleared by his defenders. Odera had another chance minutes later but this time he fired over the cross bar from a prime position.
Despite City Stars' early dominance it was Police who took the lead out of the run of play through James Gachoka. The forward connected to a Kevin Omondi through ball to give Charles Korea's charges the lead. Steve Mweni nearly drew City Stars level two minutes later but Obonyo came off his line to block the forward's shot.
City Stars continued exerting pressure on the visitors in search of an equalizer. Odera, Mweni and Oscar Jumba all can close to getting on the score-sheet, Stars also won a series of corners which they failed to convert. Police on the other end resorted to quick breaks and on several occasions came close to getting a second on the counter.
Just before the break, City Stars defender John Kamau's free-kick from the edge of the area hit the upright with Obonyo well beaten.
Just like in the first half, the hosts continued dominating proceedings; half time introduction Davies Agesa in particular proved a handful for Police FC with his endless dribbles.
From another quick counter attack, Police got a second goal in the 66th minute through substitute David Oluoch who converted after a break involving Kevin Omondi and Martin Musau with the latter squaring the attacker for the goal. Omondi missed a glorious chance to get on the score-sheet in the 77th minute shooting directly at City Stars keeper Emmanuel Opiyo.
Oluoch completed his brace in the 84th minute looping over an on-rushing Opiyo.