Kabras Sugar built on a 3-0 half time lead to post a 20-11 win over Mwamba in Kenya Cup match day three action at the Kakamega Showground.
It was the visitors who started on a high, making early inroads into Kabras territory but unable to turn put points on the board, allowing Kabras to slowly assert themselves.
Twice the sugarmen were denied by Mwamba’s resolute defending, Suli Torudi held up on the Mwamba tryline, one of the few highs of a somewhat sedate first half.
Ivan Chilabo would put Kabras ahead, drilling home a penalty. Mwamba’s George Mutuku missing an opportunity to restore parity before the visitors spurned two trying scoring opportunities, let down by handling errors.
Mutuku would restore parity with an early second half penalty, just reward for Kulabu’s huffing and puffing.
Chirabo and Mutuku would trade penalties to tie the scores at 6-6 after 57 minutes before Kabras upped the ante, the inclusion of former Mwamba man Dan Sikuta, Nick Barasa and Edwin Achayo giving them the much needed impetus against a flailing Mwamba.
Barasa would score the game’s first try, Chirabo converting for a 13-6 score on 62 minutes before Peter Nakarawa finished off Brian Tanga’s move, scoring a converted try at the corner as Kabras went 20-6 up on 69 minutes, before Mwamba got a consolation try at the death through young fullback Bridgen Anditi.