A Geoffrey Ominde inspired Top Fry Nakuru put on an authoritative display of rugby, reminding all and sundry just why their Nakuru Athletic Club home turf is referred to as “Suguta Valley”, putting visiting Kenya Harlequin to the sword by way of a 43-14 win on Saturday 20 February 2016.
It was Quins who went ahead when Kevin Keegan drilled home a penalty on seven minutes but Nakuru stayed in the contest, eventually wrestling possession and territory, going ahead when Ominde’s crafty cross kick was gathered by Leslie Ochieng who grounded the ball, Ominde adding the extras for a 7-3 lead on twenty two minutes.
Ochieng would then play in Cassius Omollo who raced clear to extend the Wanyore’s lead nine minutes later before Edwins Makori converted Ominde’s try to give Nakuru a 19-3 lead at the interval.
When Keegan drilled home two more penalties after restart, and with Nakuru’s Dennis Ombachi sin binned, Quins looked like they were threating to bully Nakuru but fell further behind when Philip Kwame went over, Ominde converting for a 26-9 lead.
Center referee Constant Cap would award Nakuru a penalty try with Ominde converting before Kenya Sevens international Frank Wanyama cut the deficit with a try for the visitors to bring the score to 33-14.
It was soon Quins turn to find themselves down to fourteen men, John Kiilu dispatched to the sin bin and moments later Nakuru substitute Charles “Obako” Odhiambo picked the ball from the base of the scrum to touch down, Ominde converting and adding a penalty to secure the result.
Following the victory, Nakuru moved sixth on the log while Quins tumbled from second to third.