ALL SQUARE. Parkroad and parklands share spoils

Hail Kenya Hockey union for introducing midweek hockey matches. These days players and fans have a Saturday on a Wednesday evening (literally though). Evening hockey! Floodlight hockey! A welcome break from the hectic and monotonous Nairobi life. Today was no exemption as enthusiastic fans found their way to city park to watch Parklands host Parkroad hockey club. The game saw the former rally from behind to snatch an unlikely point at death.

Parklands were off the blocks in blistering fashion as they attacked and peppered the parkroad danger zone . The first chance to get the curtain raiser fell to Fred OKeyo who couldn’t pass past Parkroads’ shot stopper Allan Agesa who was alert on his goal line. Play exploded two minutes to end of first quarter with two quick fire goals from Parkroad . A counter attack move resulted in a short corner from which Gilbert Lang’at converted successfully. Before dust settled the second came calling via a clinical finish from Franklin Ongendi after he was set through by in-form midfielder Denis Aganyo.

Tempers flared in the second period resulting in Jerry Kana getting sin binned. Park lands were quick to utilize their numerical advantage and pulled one back with a crisp one, two move resulting in Frank Maringa tapping into an empty net. From then on, it was all Parkroad dictating play all the way . With two players sinbinned Parklands looked down and out until an inspired Owen Oduor sliced through Parkroad defence like a hot knife in butter to score with one minute to spare.

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