Kenya Cup Round Up: 24 July 2021

There were massive wins for Strathmore Leos and Nondescripts in Kenya Cup match day ten action at the RFUEA.

Strathmore Leos rose to fourth on the log with a 44-5 win over Top Fry Nakuru in the early kick off. They led 25-5 at the interval, their points coming from Richard Omedo who landed a brace of tries with Philemon Olang, Gabriel Adero, Matoka Matoka, George Ooro and Bethuel Anami. Arnold Muita added a conversion with Matoka also contributing a penalty and conversion.

Beavon Mboya scored Nakuru’s consolation.

Nondescripts were 34-13 winners over Blak Blad in the second fixture at the RFUEA, a result that saw them climb to seventh on the log.

It was Blak Blad who started the brighter of the two sides, enjoying the early possession and territory, getting points on the board through Kelvin Gathu’s penalty.

Nondies responded through tries from Steve Odhiambo and Charles Odhiambo who landed a brace with Kanyiri Kariuki drilling home a conversion. Dennis Opiyo landed a try for Blad as the scores read 19-8 to Nondies at the break.

Benji Marshall went over after the break, Kariuki converting for 26-8 score before drilling home a penalty to see Nondies go 29-8 up. Nicholas Okullo responded with a try for Blad before Charles Omondi went over for Nondies who claimed the 34-13 result at full time.

At the KCB Lions den, KCB Bankers secured a comfortable 50-3 win over Mwamba. The hosts landed five tries in the first half, four of which were successfully converted. Off from an injury, Oliver Mang’eni was first to land a try in the eighth minute, followed by  Rocky Aguko who scored his try six minutes after Oliver’s. Levi Amunga converted both. Front rows Patrick Ouko and Curtis Lilako went over the whitewash in quick succession before Kenya Simbas international Samuel Asati landed the fifth try. The halftime scores reading 33-0.

In the second half, Rocky landed his brace extending KCB’s lead to 40-3. An infringement by KCB resulted in Mwamba drilling in three points off the penalty that was kicked in by Asati’s counterpart in the National Team, Charles Kuka.

Both teams eventually made several visits to their opponents’ half but none were successful until substitute player George Gichure went over the tryline with Mukidza adding the extras. With a few minutes left on the clock, Darwin Mukidza drilled in a penalty that confirmed KCB’s 50-3 win.

Away at the Nandi Bears Club, the first fixture featuring MMUST versus Kenya Harlequins ended in a 17-17 draw  while the second fixture pitting Kabras RFC against Menengai Oilers ended with a 38-9 win to the hosts, Kabras.



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