Two goals in two minutes rallied Posta Rangers and Thika United to a 1-1 draw in a match played on Saturday September 23 at the Ruaraka Stadium.
Jerry Santo's flick header had given Rangers the lead before scored from a corner just two minutes later to restore parity.
The match's opening minutes were pacy with both sides looking to stamp authority in Ruaraka with neat passes. Rangers then started getting the majority share of possession but Thika United defense stood firm to thwart any attacks.
The mailmen however got the lead in the 23rd minute through Jerry Santo who cleverly flicked Luke Ochieng's throw in past keeper Allan Owiny. Their lead was revoked just two minutes later with a goal from Eugene Mukangula who capitalized on a corner to smash home the ball past three baffled defenders. Atudo almost gave Rangers the lead again towards halftime but his strike unfortunately went off target.
Immediately after the restart , Rangers coach decided to bring in the fresh pair of Jared Obwoge and Dennis Mukaisi Edwin Mwaura and Gerison Likono with an intention of strengthening the attack.
The substitutes though could not change the score line, the match ending in a 1-1 draw.
``We started the first half very badly but I am happy with the way the boys responded in the second half. It is not the best result but we are satisfied with the point and will build on that in our next match,'' said Thika United coach Nicholas Muyoti after the match.
On his part, Pamzo said, ``We have registered the draw because we did not use the chances that we got in the first half correctly. I can also say that the defense to day was not good because we were the better team in the first half but Thika came into the second half more organized.''
Posta Starting XI: Martin Musalia, Simon Mbugua, Titus Achesa, Jockins Atudo, Luke Ochieng, Santo Jerry, Joseph Mbugi, Edwin Mwaura(Jared Obwoge), Joseph Nyagah, Gerison Likono(Dennis Mukaisi), John Nairuka(Eric Kibiru),
Subs: Hashim Mukhwana, Rodgers Ochieng, Collins Omondi, Eric Kibiru, Jared Obwoge, Joseph Kuria, Mukaisi Dennis.
Thika United Starting XI: Allan Owiny, Anekeya Wilson, Zack Matasi, Ngotho Sulieman, Oruchum Christopher, Tsuma Said, Saad Musa, Iregi Benson, Shami Kibwana, Mukangula Eugene, Muturi Francis(Edmond Adem).
Subs: Elliud Emase, Stephen Oduor, Denis Lewa, Mutinda Michael, Mwanje Samuel, Edmond Adem, Peter Okoth.