Sony Sugar 2-3 Mathare United: Slum Boys move to second after win in entertaining clash

Sony Sugar 2-3 Mathare United: Slum Boys move to second after win in entertaining clash

Mathare United came from a goal down to beat Sony Sugar 3-2 and move up to second in the Kenya Premier League in an entertaining clash played on Sunday afternoon at Awendo Stadium.

The Slum Boys got their goals through Chrispin Oduor, Daniel Otieno and Klinsman Omulanga, with Daniel Onyango and Salim Chacha grabbing Sony's goals.

The first real chance of the match fell to Chris Ochieng on the 13th minute, but the Sony defense marshaled him well and protected their lines, clearing the danger. 

Kevin Kimani forced an acrobatic save from Shaban Odhoji on the half-hour mark, after drilling an unstoppable shot from distance, with the keeper palming the ball away for a corner.

There was little action on both sides of the goals as the teams went into the break tied at 0-0.

A flurry of goals in the second half 

There was a bit of commotion from the home fans who were protesting the officiating, going as far as blocking the match officials from accessing the changing rooms.

Sony took the lead seven minutes after the re-start, following Mathare's failure to clear a corner kick as Stephen Onyango found some space to grab the opener. 

Mathare replied eight minutes later through captain Oduor's header from inside the box, connecting perfectly with James Kinyanjui's cross from the left.

Six minutes later, Mathare took the lead through Otieno, who was the hero last week as they beat defending champions Gor Mahia. 

The youngster showed quick feet to latch onto a through ball from Kinyanjui to side foot the onrushing Odhoji for a 2-1 lead. 

With Mathare seemingly picking the three points, Sony equalized through Salim Chacha's sweet freekick with three minutes of regulation time for a 2-2 scoreline. 

But Mathare were not done yet as substitute Klinsman Omulanga and Tyson Otieno combined well for the former to head home from close range and give the Slum Boys maximum points.