Western Stima dropped to two points off the pace in fight to maintain their top flight status as they played to a lethargic barren draw against Posta Ranger in the early kick off match staged at Thika Stadium on Sunday.
Coming into the match on the back of two consecutive wins, it is the mailmen who showed the earliest intent in the match as they quickly got off the blocks with a couple of forays into Stima’s box.
After fourteen minutes of dominance, from a Josphat Lopaga corner, Eliud Lokuwam was presented with a golden chance to give Posta the opening goal but the dimunitive striker miscued his free header with no pressure from opponents as he placed it high over the bar.Still, Posta had a majority of possession in the game but their blunt attack ensured Stima did not incur any harm.
Two minutes past the half hour mark, Stima found a rare opportunity to threaten Posta’s goal when a normally lively Barron Oketch was fouled near the box. Yusuf Juma stepped up to take free kick and his devilish inswinger momentarily called the goalkeeper into action as he scrambled to punch it from the area but he did so poorly.
Barron fed on the second ball but his attempted shot just rolled narrowly across the face of goal.
A dull second half coupled with both team’s inability to fashion clear cut goal scoring chances saw the game produce only one attempt on target in the entire second fourty five minutes.
Even that Francis Nambute strike taken from outside the area did not cause any considerable trouble to the Stima goalkeeper who smothered the attempt easily.
Typical of Stima, the Kisumu based side almost shoot themselves on the foot with four minutes left on the clock when the keeper misjudged a Posta cutback into the area, leaving the net empty.
They were however let off the hook as Nambute, with an empty net, struck the ball onto the post, with Stima rushing to clear the ball.
That would happen to be the final telling moment of the game as the two sides got a point from the match that ended 0-0.