Ten-man Kitale Hockey Club makes A Statement in Debut Match.

With the action-packed weekend done and dusted, and everyone readjusting their antennas and systems back to the default setting, quite a number of teams had the last laughs while others were unaware of what transpired.

The battle of the debutants in the Western zone saw a ten-man Kitale Hockey Club not because of a red card or a serious injury but by the team being constituted of ten well-abled men overcome all odds to beat Blue Pirates in a National League Western Zone by 2 goals to 1.

John Wanyonyi put Kitale ahead in the 17th minute after a clinical finish of a pass from Joseph Onyango.

With attack after attack, Pirates were not able to get past a well-oiled Kitale defense till in the last quarter when Dickson Maruti put the ball in the cage to level the score in a well-orchestrated play.

However, a blink in the defense of the Pirates minutes later saw Timothy Apwacha put Kitale in the lead once again through a penalty corner

“This has been a lesson to us and we will go back to the drawing board and see where we went wrong. However, we want to let our next opponents know that it is not going to be easy from today.”

Pirate team offical

John Wanyonyi the team manager of Kitale Hockey was so elated by the result and has promised to go the extra mile so as to compete seriously in the leagues. 

Bungoma Farmers on the other hand managed to take home a point after a 2-all draw when they visited Kisumu for their batch against Bay club.

Bungoma took the lead in the 14th minute through Peter Onyango before Bay leveled the score through Valentine Otieno. In the 40th minute of the match.

Jacob Ongor converted a penalty corner to give Farmers hopes of taking maximum points home.

A twitch at the start of the last quarter of the game saw Emmanuel Erick restore parity by converting another penalty corner to ensure Bay remained with a point home.