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Sublime Comba hat-trick help Star Field put eight past Young United

15/07/21 Nairobi, Kenya

Star Field Elite football team turned on the style as they thrashed Young United senior team 8-0 in their friendly game on Sunday. Chris Comba claimed a second half hat-trick and Khalid Hassan netted twice, while Mohammed Bajaber, Alvin Muriungi and Clyde Kush scored once.

Coach Hussein Barisa made several changes from the side that defeated Aga Khan 3-2 last weekend, but it made little difference as they quickly dismantled the visitors at their home ground in Nairobi Gymkhana.

Midfielder Bajaber put Star Field in front in the 2nd minute when Kush capitalized on some dreadful United defending as he raced onto a loose ball 22 yards out and fed Bajaber who lashed a shot past a stranded Jared Weke.

Incredibly, Bajaber has now scored a goal in each of his last 4 matches dating back to 18th June, 2021 including braces against Acakoro Youth and Corinthians Football Club while notching a goal each against Aga Khan and Young United.

Star Field’s second goal marked the beginning of a spell of superb attacking play, as the pair combined again when Bajaber got behind the defence and rolled the ball off to the waiting Kush to claim a deserved second of the match on four minutes.

Hassan added a third on eight minutes after Bajaber had again cut United’s defence to shreds before threading the ball to release speedy winger Hassan who fired a squared pass beside the keeper for a 3-0 lead.

The goals kept coming and on 11 minutes Kush showed defender Calmax Liyala a clean pair of heels when fed through on the flanks then passed to Bajaber who pulled the ball back from the byline to Hassan, who beat the keeper from six yards for his brace.

It took the Star Field another 16 minutes to add the fifth, the final goal of the first half, Muriungi slotting beyond the keeper from inside the 6-yard box. It followed a brilliant passing display from the home side with Hassan striding into the box and hitting a low cross to Muriungi who duly obliged.

Comba was on target with the sixth almost immediately after the break, resulting via a smooth finish inside the box, moments after Bajaber thought he had made it number six, but his strike rebounded against the crossbar. It was the burly midfielder’s day in front of goal though, as he had earlier hit the bar after some dazzling skills at the edge of the box had seen him skip past defenders before hitting an unstoppable effort which came back off the underside of the crossbar.

Goal number seven did eventually arrive with a brilliant 18 yard effort from Comba which rocketed into the net, leaving Weke with no chance and Comba rounded off a great team performance, getting the credit for goal eight and completing his hat trick in the process.

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