Saturday, March 3

Ligi Ndogo Planets make it One out of One

The Ligi Ndogo Planets beat Administration Police 2-0 in a high tempo match at the Hope centre in Kawangware.
The Planets started slowly;A loosely knit midfield let AP dominate play in the first twenty minutes.However,the Ligi Ndogo defense stayed glued around the stout all round play of central defender,Alex Karmo.AP managed more than nine shots at goal during that period.An unsettled Planet offense had three with Abbey Kunrunmi on all.
Brillian Ochieng and Abbey Kunrunmi had to move back and in respectively;this took away some of the roaming space that AP had and instantly stiffled some of their creative runs.The emerging constant threat at goal also kept AP wary at their defensive end.As the pressure eased,Sammy Machio (attacking mid) who assumed a more central role as a defensive holding midfielder,was able to pick up the offensive slack and comfortably started creating.
The change of fortune culminated in a 31st minute corner kick.A deceptive Machio outfoot pass found Abbas Akinyemi (attacking right back) on the right wing.The ball was swung back to the middle to Abbey whose shot at goal was deflected for a corner.
Abbey was the Planet top scorer (11 goals) and immediately picked up where he left with a cleverly deflected tap in header.The goal took pressure off the Planets and piled it onto the broad shoulders of the opponents.As the game sung comfortably to their favor,the Planets were able to go to the dressing room with more than just a defensive strategy to stay afloat.

In the second half,Sven Yidah came in for the Harry Gentle and Charmant Chihuguyu for Abbas Akinyemi.
Their constant pressure at goal rewarded the Planets with a penalty which was comfortably placed in by captain Sammy Machio.
The Planets face Congo United in game two of the FKF Division One league.

Starters Charles Ouma,Alex Karmo,Bobby Ogolla,Salim Abdalla,Brillian Ochieng,Abbas Akinyemi,Sammy Machio,Harry Gentle,Bright Jeremiah,Abbey Kunrunmi,Tom Murila.Subs Sven Yidah for Abbas Akinyemi,Charmant Chihuguyu for Harry Gentle.

Goals 2-0;Abbey Kunrunmi,31,Sammy Machio, 72
Yellow cards Sammy Machio
Total Shots at goal 34
Shots on target 7
Turnovers 19
Offsides 4
Total Tackles 31
Tackles won 20
Fouls on 22
Fouls Against 7
Aerial balls Won 38
Aerial ball lost 9
Assists 2
Balls won 22