Jonah Ayunga (C)strikes to give Sutton United a first half lead, before a late Chesterfield equaliser saw them grab a share of the points Image-Source
Ayunga on the score sheet ahead of probable Harambee Stars bow
By Zachary Oguda | Wed 31 Oct, 2018 10:29

On the day he was called to the national team ahead of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier tier against Sierra Leone, striker Jonah Ayunga was on the score sheet as his side Sutton United were held to a 1-1 draw by Chesterfield in an English National League clash staged at the Borough Sports Ground on Tuesday 30 October.

Ayunga had given the home side the lead in the 37th minute but the visitors ensured a share of spoils through Jonathan Smith a minute from time, while the Kenyan striker was withdrawn for Wayne Brown in the 79th minute.

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Two Goals

Since his move to Sutton permanently from English Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion, Ayunga has featured for nine games with two goals to his name, with the striker having been booked twice in the process.

The draw leaves Sutton in position eight with 30 points, eight below leaders Salford City which is co-owned by Manchester United greats Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers.

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Hnery Ochieng

As Ayunga was on the score sheet, another Kenyan in Henry Ochieng who has also been incorporated in the Stars squad ahead of the Sierra Leone tie - his first for the Kenyan national team - was a second half substitute as his side Braintree Town ran 4-2 winners over Bromley in the English National League.

Ochieng was introduced in the 82nd minute for Cameron James this as Braintree Town boosted their chances of avoiding relegation in the 24 team league. Braintree is currently placed second last with 13 points, two points below the relegation line.

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Zachary Oguda

Twitter: @zaxoguda

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