KCA got a sigh of relief when Felix Mochama pulled one back and reduced the deficit to just a goal in the 46th minute as the Home team continued their resurgence looking for that elusive goal to level matters before the fourth quarter.
Just when they shifted a gear higher, KCA found themselves on the receiving end, caught flat footed with Frankline Kiyondi sounding the board with an easy tap in from an Akshay through pass to make it 3-1 in the dying minutes of the fourth period.
The game was far from over, as KCA continued their push up Parklands 18 yard area and their effort was soon rewarded when Jairo Yomisi controlled the ball well from a short corner before riffling past a hapless Parklands custodian Farhad Shire into the bottom left side of the goal to pull one back for his side with 20 seconds left on the timer.
KCA will have themselves to blame after controlling much of the match and dictating the rhythm but failing to convert their chances to earn those important three points that would see them off the foot of the league standings.
After that nerve wrecking encounter Parklands move off the relegation zone to 8th above Nakuru who were thumped 1-0 by Western Jaguars in Kakamega yesterday.
Parklands Head Coach Kamal was a relieved man after registering his 3rd win in the league after 12 attempts, which saw his side edging closer to the drop zone and despite his outfit being put under late pressure by struggling KCA.
“I’m happy the way the boys played today and we decided to change the style of play and I see its bearing fruits and if the boys can keep up playing the same way and try to stick to our game plan we can also perform better in the coming games,” Kamal remarked.
On the other hand, KCA Head Coach Samuel Mwema declined to comment on his side lackluster performance after losing back to back matches this weekend, first against USIU on Saturday where they were silenced 2-0 before losing out to Parklands this afternoon.
The Kenya Hockey union premier league action continues next weekend.