Two goals from regular target man Moses Cheplaiti and a solitary striker by his partner Brian Saina was all Kenya Police needed to dislodge Butali Sugar Warriors at the top of the Kenya Hockey Union (KHU) Premier League.
The lethal duo combined to deliver a 3-0 defeat of Kenyatta University as the law enforces took charge of the league for the first time this season. They are currently on 33 points, two better than Butali.
Cheplaiti gave Kenneth Kaunda men’s the lead in the 21st minute before completing his brace six minutes into the second half. Saina scored the last goal of the match in the 61st minute to round up a fine result for Police.
In another match, former Police player Leon Magomere, scored eight minutes to the buzzer to secure Green Sharks a point against Wazalendo in a 3-3 draw.
Chris Wokila gave Sharks the lead in the 12th minute but a goal by Elly Mwanzi in the 24th minute and a Davis Mulongo strike five minutes later drew some scare in the Shark’s territory as Wazalendo took a 2-1 lead at the break.
Magomere was called to action just 12 minutes after resumption drawing Sharks level again but his celebration was cut short when Wycliffe Mbenda restored Wazalendo’s lead in the 55th minute.
Magomere completed his brace in the 61st minute to salvage a point for his side which has won six of their 12 games.
The draw saw Wazalendo join the highly contested third spot which also United States International University-Africa (USIU-A) and Strathmore who played to a barren draw with Western Jaguars in Kakamega. All the three teams have 21 points but Wazalendo have the inferior goal difference.
Kabarak University registered their first win of the season, upsetting second-placed Park Road Tigers in a Pool ‘A’ national men’s league match.
The win pushed Kabarak from 10th to 6th with seven points while Tigers (14) remain second behind leaders Chase Sailors who have 19 points.
JKUAT bounced back from a 0-3 loss to Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday to beat Mt. Kenya University 3-1 on Sunday
Mvita XI dropped six points after they failed to honour their match against Wazalend on Saturday and Nairobi Simba Sunday.
Mombasa Sports Club 3 JKUAT 0
Kabarak University 1 Karate Axiom 1
Kenya Police 3 Kenyatta University 0
Wazalendo 5 Mvita XI 0
KCA University 1 Nakuru 0
Western Jaguars 0 Strathmore University 0
Sikh Union 5 Mvita XI 0
Kabarak University 1 Park Road Tigers 0
JKUAT 3 Mt. Kenya University 1
Green Sharks 3 Wazalendo 3