Kenya Cup Round Up: 17 July 2021

Strathmore Leos registered a 25-10 win over Blak Blad in the day’s early kick off at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday 17 July 2021.

The Madaraka based students started this match on a high, pinning their Thika Road based counterparts in their five early on. Kenya U20 utility back Matoka Matoka starting at fullback for the Leos went over for the game’s opening try before Brunson Mudigu drilled home a penalty and followed this up with a try to give Louis Kisia’s charges a 13-0 lead after twenty minutes of play.

Action between Blak Blad and Strathmore at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday 17 July 2021/Photo/Kenya Rugby

Festus Safari would land a try with nine minutes of the half to play to see the Leos take an 18-0 lead into the breather.

Exciting Blad fullback cut the deficit with a penalty two minutes into the second half as the score read 18-3 before Bethuel Anami stretched the Leos’ lead with a try that was converted by Lucas Oppal.

Denis Opiyo scored a consolation try for Blad, Gathu converting as the match ended 25-10 to Strathmore.

The second encounter at the RFUEA Grounds saw visitors Nondies RFC claim an 18-5 win over hosts. At the Impala Grounds, the hosts were first to go over the whitewash with a converted corner post try taking an early 7-0 lead. Masinde Muliro however managed to slice through the Impala defense thrice in the first half and all resulted in converted tries.

In the second half, Impala managed to land one unconverted try while MMUST didn’t register any points in the 40 minutes but they secured their victory over hosts beating them 21-12 at full time.

In Nakuru, hosts Top Fry Nakuru and Menengai Oilers suffered losses to opponents Kabras RFC and KCB respectively. At the Nakuru Athletic Club, Nakuru registered 15 points to their name and conceded 40 points from their #RaiDerby opponent Kabras while at the ASK Nakuru Showgrounds, the encounter between Oilers and KCB was heated throughout the 80 minutes.

KCB led 14-0 before Oilers landed a converted try reducing the gap by seven points. Just before the breather, KCB added one converted try while Oilers landed one unconverted try for a 12-19 score at the breather.

In the second half, Oilers bounced back with a seven-pointer leveling the score to 19 points. An eventual penalty against the hosts saw the bankers maintain their unbeaten lead with a converted penalty, securing their 22-19 win.


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