BATUK FC fall to late defeat in second game of Nairobi tour

BATUK FC v Railway Wanderers
BATUK FC faces Railway Wanderers in the second game of their Nairobi tour. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

The British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) fell to their second defeat of their Nairobi tour on Sunday, losing out to Railway Wanderers.

Following a light training session during which the team worked on set pieces and tactics, they set off to Utalii Football Arena for the 2pm kick-off.

Early pressure from BATUK FC created a number of chances and this paid dividencds in the 20th minute of the game as LCpl Chapman whipped in a cross which was flicked on by SSgt Butlin which put the visitors one goal up. Despite continued pressure for the remained of the half, BATUK FC failed to increase their lead.

BATUK FC v Railway Wanderers
BATUK FC line up with Railway Wanderers. Photo: Facebook/BATUKOfficial

In a surprising tactical change for the second half, Railway Wanderers replaced all 11 outfield players but the British Army team managed to protect their lead until the 86th minute when the home team equalised.

As they attempted to regain the lead, BATUK were hit on the counter and Kenyan team scored again and conceded a third as they pressed for an equaliser with the game ending 3-1. 

Reporting on the first two fixtures of the tour, BATUK said: “Over the weekend the team have worked extremely hard and should be proud, they were going toe to toe with two of the best equipped teams in Nairobi. Railways have 80 players to choose from and Kahawa Garrison have 100s.”

The next fixture is a home game on the 26 May at 10.30 against Baraka.

Leave a Reply