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NSL battles down to the wire at both ends of the table
By Peter Wainaina | Thu 02 Nov, 2017 12:41

It is a tight race at both ends of the National Super League (NSL) standings and it looks like it will go all the way to the wire after matchday 34 on Wednesday 1 November. Only four points separate the top three teams while at the bottom end eight teams are still in the survival fight.

MOSCA are rock bottom on 15 points, 12 behind 18th placed Administration Police while Modern Coast in 12th place are seven points above the relegation places. They are tied on 34 points with Bidco United then GFE and Talanta are a point and two behind respectively.

Midweek results

Wazito FC moved up to third on the log with a hard fought 1-0 win over GFE 105 at the Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret leapfrogging Vihiga United in the process to sit on the last promotion slot. With four games remaining Wazito are on 68 points, three more than Vihiga who still have a game in hand.

Dennis Gicheru scored the game's only goal in the second half from a spot kick to up his tally to five for the season.

Ushuru lead

At the top, Ushuru continue to lead the way; the Ken Kenyatta coached side dispatched FC Talanta 2-0 to move up to 72 points for the season. Fran Ngaira and Benson Amianda scored either side of halftime to secure the Taxmen's eighth successive win. Amianda’s goal moves him level with Vihiga’s midfield maestro Patrick Okullo atop the scorers' chart at 15 goals.

KCB who occupy second spot on the log got back to winning ways after their demoralizing 4-1 defeat to Ushuru FC on match day 33, by dispatching Administration Police 3-1 at Camp Toyoyo. A brace from Kevin Migele and a Teddy Osok penalty helped move the Bankers up to 70 points. AP’s consolation came through courtesy of Humphrey Alemba.

AP remain second from bottom tied on 27 points with Agro Chemical. They have lost the second most number of games (19) in the process conceding the most amount of goals (58). 

Nakuru Derby

After a fine run out in the 1 - 0 win over Agro, St. Joseph’s Youth were stopped in their tracks when they were dispatched by the same scoreline in the Nakuru derby by Nakuru AllStars. Sydney Simale scored AllStars' all important goal to keep hopes of a top half finish alive for Ezekiel Akwana’s charges.

Meanwhile, Nairobi Stima hopes for promotion suffered a huge blow when they fell 0 -1 to Kibera Black Stars in a match played at Hope Centre in Kawangware. The result leaves Stima seven points off third place.

Below are the round's full results;

KCB 3-1 Administration Police

Talanta 0-2 Ushuru FC

GFE 105 0-1 Wazito FC

Nairobi City Stars 0-2 Bidco United

Nakuru Allstars 1-0 St. Joseph Youth

Kibera Blackstars 1-0 Nairobi Stima

Peter Wainaina
Twitter: @naina_naish
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