Kenya Cup Round Up: Wednesday 18 August 2021

Menengai Oilers consolidated third place on the Kenya Cup log with a 33-12 win away to Mwamba at the RFUEA Ground on Wednesday 18 August 2021.

Geoff Ominde converted Clinton Odhiambo’s try for a 7-0 Oilers lead after sixteen minutes of play. He then converted Dennis Abukuse’s try on twenty minutes for a 14-0 lead before Mwamba struck back through Brian Kivasia’s unconverted effort.

Odhiambo went over for his brace, Ominde converting for a 21-5 Oilers lead at the interval.

Derrick Keyoga got Oilers bonus point try as they led 26-5 before Okatch converted Kevin Mukoyani’s try on the hour mark for a 33-5 lead.

The entry of Charles Kuka stirred up things for Mwamba who got on the scoreboard for a second time in this fixture when Kivasia scored and converted his own try as Mwamba all but bade their slim playoff hopes goodbye.

At the Impala Grounds, the red Lion was trailling 6-10 at half-time but two unconverted tries and one penalty secured their fourth consecutive win beating the Sarries 19-15 at full time.

Fly half Kanyiri Kariuki put the first points on the match sheet as he drilled in a penalty for Nondies to take an early 3-0 lead. Minutes later,  former Chipu winger Edmund Anya intercepted a loose Nondies pass to land Impala’s first of two tries, Johnson Waiganjo added the extras.

Infringements by both sides in the last ten minutes of the first half saw both fly halves, Kanyiri and Waiganjo slice the uprights with successful kicks for the 6-10 half-time score in favour of the Impala  Saracens.

The second half kicked off and Nondies narrowed the gap to 9-10 after Kanyiri split the posts with the third penalty kick for Nondies. The Willis Ojal charges were relentless in their attack as they went over the whitewash twice to score two unconverted tries taking the 19-10 lead.

In the last play,  the Sarries landed their second and final try in this match through outside center Israel Soi. The conversion was unsuccessful, full time score reading 19-15.

Nondies now prepare for their clash against third placed Menengai Oilers while  Impala Saracens will be seeking to redeem themselves on Saturday when they meet log leaders, Kabras Sugar


Photo Credit: Dennis Ekanusu

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