Fal­cons hit Bulemia in Women’s Premier League en­counter

The Star (Kenya) - - Sports | Local -

BY STAN­LEY MAGUT / Hosts El­doret Fal­cons hu­mil­i­ated vis­it­ing Bulemia FC 9-0 in the open­ing match of the Kenya Women Premier League sec­ond leg at Kip­choge Keino Sta­dium.

Hav­ing brought in sev­eral ac­qui­si­tions re­cently, Fal­cons dis­played a good game as they cap­i­talised on home ad­van­tage to thrash their op­po­nents.

Ruth In­gosi drew first blood barely four min­utes into the match be­fore new sign­ing Juliet Nali­aka, for­merly of Ose­rian, added an­other two min­utes later af­ter dis­man­tling their op­po­nents’ un­set­tled mid­field and de­fence.

They mounted pres­sure on their op­po­nents with Asca Metto scor­ing a third goal in the 15th minute be­fore Nali­aka com­pleted a brace in the 22nd minute.

An­other re­cently signed player, Su­san Etisi, then added her name on the bulging score­sheet in the 25th minute with Nali­aka wors­en­ing Bulemia’s woes with a 28th minute strike, to take a 6-0 lead into the break.

On re­sump­tion, Bulemia re­ju­ve­nated their ef­forts in an at­tempt to counter the in­ces­sant at­tacks from the hosts but this turned fruit­less as In­gosi was again on the mark in the 55th minute. El­iz­a­beth Mulupi added an­other in the 66th minute as Obiero sealed the rout in stop­page time.

Fal­cons tac­ti­cian Joshua Ariko ex­pressed con­fi­dence in the team say­ing the new play­ers have raised the team’s stan­dards.

“The game went as planned and I am very im­pressed es­pe­cially by the new sign­ings. We want to do bet­ter in the sec­ond leg,” said Ariko. Fal­cons had lost 2-1 to Bulemia in the first leg.

The new play­ers signed into the team in­clude the striker Linda Auma and goal­keeper Mau­reen Shimuli from Thika Queens, at­tack­ing mid­field­ers Joyce Awuor and striker Ruth James from Moi University.

Oth­ers are Diana Shakava from Bishop Njenga and the re­turn­ing mid­fielder Njoki Mu­tua.

The Zone B side placed fifth in the first leg with seven points be­hind the lead­ers Ose­rian ( 19 points ), Vi­higa Queens ( 18 ), Wadadi ( 14 ) and Pa­los Ladies ( 9 ).

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