Strathmore Storm League Summit After Sliders Win
Yvonne Karanjas second half goal was all Strathmore University required to beat Sliders 1-0 and move to the top of the womens National League table at City Park on Sunday.
Karanja drove the ball past Sliders keeper Flavian Amuhaya from a short corner in the 54th minute to send the varsity girls to the top of the table with seven points from two wins and a draw.
Sliders, who lost 0-9 to champions Telkom Orange the previous weekend, stayed third on three points with Orange dropping one place to second with six points.
Strathmore, who had previously beaten Daystar 7-0 before being held 1-1 by Vikings, squandered several opportunities including 10 short corners. Seven came in the first half.
Strathmore coach Meshak Senge rued the missed chances, acknowledging that he had work to do on his finishing power especially in short corner taking. Our build up and movements are superb after working on our structures but something isnt clicking up front, said Senge. We have got good players upfront but I think they need to gel pretty fast.
It was Sliders keeper Flavian Amuhaya who helped keep the scoreline low with daring saves as she kept the likes of Margaret Rotich and Rachel Ousa at bay. Sliders also had their share of missed opportunities with June Otieno and Njeri Kariuki failing in their final delivery especially in the second half. Kariuki would have grabbed the equaliser just seconds before full time but placed his short wide.
Sliders coach Nixon Nyaganga said the match could have gone either way but also regretted missed opportunities. I will have to work on my striking force since many chances went begging, said Nyaganga. I am now back with the team and I hope they shall improve going forward.
Sliders beat USIU 1-0 before losing to Orange and Strathmore.
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