Floodies Semifinal Round Up: Impala, KCB Set Up Repeat Final

Resolution Impala Saracens and KCB will meet in the final of the pre-season Impala Floodlit tournament after winning their semifinal fixtures at the Impala Club on Saturday 11 November 2017. Here is the semifinal roundup

KCB 18 Homeboyz 16: A tale of two kickers
Ken Moseti’s drop goal and Mohamed Omolo’s missed penalty summed up the second cup semifinal at the Impala Floodlit on Saturday 11 November 2017,Moseti’s KCB reaching a fifth successive Floodies final since 2013 with an 18-16 win over Omolo’s Menengai Cream Homeboyz.

Omolo’s penalty gave the deejays a 3-0 lead but Elphas Otieno responded for KCB, grounding the ball with twin brother Essau missing the conversion.

Brian Omondi extended KCB’s lead, barging over the line, his converted try seeing KCB go 12-3 up before the deejays responded in kind, Kenya international Steve Otieno going over the whitewash, Omolo sure with the extras, two points separating the sides, KCB 12-10 up against Homeboyz at half time.

The tussle continued, the lead changing hands once again, Kelvin Masai and Essau trading penalties to make it 15-13 before Masai drilled home a second penalty to the deejays retake the lead, 16-15 as the second half wore on.

The drama would then unfold, Moseti popping with the drop goal that saw KCB go18-16 up, Omolo, with the last kick of the evening, missing the goal attempt from a penalty, ending Homeboyz quest for top honors at Floodies while handing KCB the opportunity to vie for a fourth title in five years.

Resolution Impala Saracens 20 Mean Machine 16: Sarries intent on title defense
Hosts and defending champions Resolution Impala Saracens had earlier reached the final at their home tournament with a 20-10 dismissal of Mean Machine. They opened
the scoring through Quinto Ongo’s converted try on 30 minutes before Eric Muthama responded for the varsity side, his penalty late in the first half bringing the students to within four of the hosts heading into the breather.

Eschuma were back for the second half with intent, tying up the scores through Valentine Odoyo’s converted effort that broughtr the scores to 10-10.

The Sarries upped the ante and sustained the pressure…end result…Machine conceding a penalty try that saw the champs open up a seven point margin. National Sevens Circuit MVP and Impala Academy graduate Mark Kwemoi sealed the result, his drop goal bringing the score to 20-10, a date with KCB in next weekend’s final secured.

SportPesa Quins reached the plate final, setting up a date with the Strathmore Leos after beating Resolution Kisii 43-19.

Defending champions in the Varsity Category, Menengai Oilers, reached the final with a 29-3 win over the Technical University of Kenya. They will square it out in next week’s final with the Catholic Monks who posted a 27-23 win over Blak Blad.

Collated Semifinal Results

KCB 18 Menengai Cream Homeboyz 16
Resolution Impala Saracens 20 Mean Machine 10

Menengai Oilers 29 TUK 3
Blak Blad 23 Catholic Monks 37

Final Fixtures Sat 18 November 2017
Club Final

Resolution Impala Saracens v KCB

Plate Final
Strathmore Leos v SportPesa Quins

Varsity Final
Menengai Oilers v Catholic Monks

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