League leaders Naivas FC beat Gor Youth FC 1-0 in the FKF Division 2 match staged at the Sameer Grounds on Saturday 14 October to solidify top spot.
Former Headquarter FC goal poacher Derrick Otanga netted the lone goal from the spot in the first half for the supermarket chain side, which would go along way in separating the two sides.
Commenting on the match, Naivas interim head coach Samuel Gakure admitted that it was a tough encounter but his side played well to protect the slim lead. He is however hopeful that his team will keep fighting to remain on top of the log as the race down the finish line tightens.
"I am happy because the boys put up a spirited fight in the match, it was not easy at all but after we got the penalty in the first half and scored they defended well to ensure we got all three points. In a match involving two tough sides, it is good planning that wins matches.
Gakure who takes charge following head coach Joseph Pep Irungu's exit, is now eyeing promotion but wary of upsets that can come through with 14 matches left despite being ten points clear of second places Vapour Sports FC.
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'You cannot apply the all attack method when you know that one mistake can cost you points. The league is getting tougher and I hope that the team can continue fighting since we are working to get promotion, since no team wants to lose at this point since we have a long way to go," he said.
Naivas are top in the table standings with 66 points.
More Division two results to follow