After denying us promotion to Division one in excruciating fashion, best believe we never forgot about that fateful season and as fate would have it we faced Bomas FC at their home turf on Saturday with nothing but revenge on our minds.
Here’s our first IX against Bomas FC:
SUBS: Musa, Manga, Justo, Kasee, Keegan, Walt, Cazorla
Having lost their first two games and coming up against a familiar foe, Bomas put up a dog fight in a close game but we countered their early pressure after settling down and began our hunt for that precious bulge of the net. Chances were far apart but Bomas had the first clear chance when their number nine volleyed from close range only to be denied from point blank range by the debuting Bena.
The scoreline changed when Atuulo was put through on goal by Bryon and smashed a powerful left foot shot past the keeper’s near post on the hour mark. We led one nil. Having scored his fifth goal of the season in just three games, Atuulo had the chance to make it two nil after a dazzling run cutting in from the left wing only for his scuffed shot to hit the side netting. The first half ended with us leading by a solitary goal.
Bomas came out swinging in the second half looking for that elusive equalizer and that sent us into a bit of a defensive shape trying to deny them any opportunity to get back level. To that effect Walt was brought on for Byron before restart and Keegan for Jeff shortly afterwards. The Bomas onslaught was now in full gear with their defenders hitting long balls into our box every opportunity they got but Ricky and Makori were on deck to head them back and away. Sorry, no way through fellas. Justo was our last change, coming into midfield for the tired Weirder to try and lock the game that was now becoming a bit heated with reckless tackles flying and even a touchline scuffle ensued between both sets of fans on the touchline. But all this was in vein as the ref blew his final whistle and we left with the three points and the satisfaction of that sweet revenge. Mission accomplished.
Ricky was our man of the match for his stand performance at the back.
Coach GS was really impressed by the debuting Bena in goal, he had this to say ” Bena is a big talent and we’re blessed to have him in our ranks. The experience he has will help us a lot, his impeccable distribution and comfort with the ball at his feet will help us build from the back”.
Coach GS on what he thought about our perfomance: “We showed good fighting spirit and character with the playing surface making it difficult to play our brand of football. The passion and grit in the team is growing by each game”.
Our next match is next Saturday against MKU Thika at Lower Kabete at 3pm.
Come on Tandaza, lets do this again on Saturday with pride and passion.