Palos Football Club sunk visiting Administration Police FC 2-1 in a National Super League (NSL) clash staged at the Moi Stadium from 1500HRS. Having failed to win in their last three league outings, the Kisumu-based side came into the tie on the back of a 3-0 drubbing from Ushuru FC on Wednesday July 12th an looked to go for nothing short of a win.
Having gotten a rare start for the home side, Tanzanian forward Bennedictor Jacob wasted no time in registering himself into the score-sheet. A dominant display in the opening stages had Palos on the front-foot when Jacob latched onto a Stephen Etyang through ball to power in the opener, seven minutes had been played.
Police woes continued as goalkeeper Khasenye Paul got himself into the referee's book for a very weird yellow card. Still on the back-foot, Khajenye appeared to waste time and the referee wasted no time flashing a yellow card to him. A minute later, Wekesa Narius hacked down Jacob in the penalty area for a 26th minute penalty kick. Diminutive Ugandan midfielder Waiswa Alex then sent the ball far beyond Khasenye's reach.
Palos led 2-0 at the breather.
Police came back a rejuvenated side and and Benjamin Kahindi cut the deficit to half at the hour mark. Unmarked in the opposition 18 yard area, his far-post header was beyond the reach of Palos keeper Geoffrey Were who could only tip it further into the net. Onyango Mickey then replaced Jagero Robert for the Policemen.
Palos coach Hesbon Nyabinge then responded with a change of his own when he withdrew John Vincent Wonder for Monyi Kelvin. Moses Shavanga would soon follow in for goal-scorer Jacob Bennedictor as the home side returned to winning ways.