Western Jaguars registered arguably their biggest win in the Kenyan Hockey uNION Premier League with a shock 2-1 win which ended Kenya Police’s unbeaten run to the 2015 season.
The results saw the men in uniform miss the chance to move level on points with champions Butali Sugar Warriors.
Police could have moved joint top of the men’s standings but were undone by a determined Jaguars side that inflicted the law enforcers’ first defeat of the season and leave them in second place with 12 points three behind Warriors having played a game less than the champions whom they beat 2-1 last weekend.
The 2013 champions were punished for a sluggish start and failing to take their chances as the home team recorded their third win in four matches to move up to fourth place with nine points three behind the cops.
Police skipper Richard Birir was however adamant that the team will recover from the defeat adding that they are still in a good chance to reclaim the league crown.
“We’ll live to fight another day, Western Jaguars played well and we were a bit unlucky. However, we need to maintain our focus, we still have 23 matches left and we will come back stronger in our next game,” Birir said.
Two time champions Strathmore Gladiators failed to take advantage of Police’s defeat to move level on points with them after succumbing to a 0-2 defeat at the hands of Greensharks to remain in third place with nine points.
In other results United States International University of Africa (USIU–A) are the only unbeaten team in the league despite sitting in ninth place with five points, ten points behind the leaders. The university side recorded two draws at the weekend, 3-3 against Wazalendo on Saturday and dull goalless draw against Parkroad on Sunday.