Strathmore University Broke To Top Four In The Kenya Cup League

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Strathmore University broke to the top four in the Kenya Cup league for the first time this year with a 26-25 bonus point win over Homeboyz RFC at Impala Club on Saturday.

As a result, the students are now fourth with 47 points while Homeboyz increase its tally to 44 points after collecting a bonus point. Homeboyz drops to seventh and tie with Kabras Sugar who beat Nondescripts RUFC 47-8.

In this matc, Strathmore controlled much of the possession in first half and made good use of their opportunities to lead 19-10 at the breather.

Within three minutes, they were 14-0 up. They were awarded a scrum inside Homeboyz 22 in the first minute. Brian Nyikuli touched down with Humphrey Owuor converting. Two minutes later, Alex Olaba touched down for the second try and Owuor converted.

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Haroun Lubisia squandered a penalty attempt for Homeboyz in the sixth minute. Two minutes later, Kelvin Masai scored the first try for Homeboyz after evading a tackle by Patrick Ruhiu. Lubisia converted for 14-7 in favour of Strathmore.

The students stretched their advantage in the 24th minute through Tony Onyango’s try. Winger Ginton Adongo ran on the left wing and kicked the ball into Homeboyz try box. Alvin Otieno failed to react and Onyango dived to score.

Lubisia kicked over a penalty for Homeboyz at the stroke of halftime.

Renewed spirit

The deejays started second half with renewed spirit and Dominic Mose crossed the white line in the 43rd minute off the scrum.

Strathmore had Michael Gitau sent to the sin bin and Lubisia made it a one-point contest in the 50th minute with a penalty for 19-18 to Strathmore.

Both teams played out well at the scrum and lineout not keen to lose ground. But it was Strathmore who benefited with a penalty try awarded by referee Godwin Karuga in the 70th minute. Homeboyz were  adjudged to have committed foul play after Strathmore won a scrum and clear to score.

Owuor converted to make it 26-18. In the 79th minute, Ginton Adongo kicked to clear the ball from his try box but it landed in the waiting hands of Alvin Otieno. He went clear to score between the posts and Lubisia converted.

Earlier at the same venue, Impala RFC beat Blak Blad 81-0 to remain top of the table with 56 points. Blak Blad held tight in the opening ten minutes before their fighting spirit weathered down.

Captain Duncan Ekasi put Impala 12-0 up by the 20th minute mark with two successive tries and a conversion from George Okowa. Mohamed Omollo added the third from a quickly taken penalty in the 21st minute with Paul Mutsami, Steve Juma and Ian Minjire touching down once each going to halftime.

Okowa kicked three conversions as Impala led 38-0 at the breather. Blak Blad started second half with Ronny Manyasi missing a penalty then Impala touched down through Nato Simiyu, Bill Omondi, Robert Aringo, Samson Onsomu, Kevin Ochami, Minjire and Edgar Obino. Simiyu and Ochami converted twice each.

Nakuru RFC and Mwamba RFC registered bonus point wins to increase their tally to 46 points each. Mwamba beat Thika RFC 31-8 and Nakuru won 110-15 over Bungoma Sharks.

Second-placed Kenya Harlequin FC beat Mean Machine 45-12 and ties 51 points with KCB who beat Western Bulls 36-8. It was an interesting weekend that none of the seven home teams registered a win.

Egerton edge out Eldoret

In Eldoret Emmanuel Sabuni reports that former Kenya Cup side Eldoret RFC lost to Egerton University at Moi University in a nation wide league match. Egerton dominated and won 16-12.

In the second minute, David Bruno failed to convert a penalty but scored a try after 20 minutes. Allan Otieno crosse the white line for the visitors in the 30th minute with Bruno converting for a 10-0 lead at half time.

Back into the last half, Egerton continued to dictate the pace. With 10 minutes into the second half, Brian Ndege kicked a drop goal for Egerton to stretch the lead13-0 lead.

Eldoret coach Ali Mbaraka introduced Edwin Koech that kept the Egerton defence busy. But it did last as Allan Otieno scored a penalty with 70th minute.

The Introduction of Koech bore results when he maneuvered through Egerton defence with his speed and evading skills to score. Robin Rangerconverted to narrow the lead 7-16 lead in Egerton’s favor.Koech completed his brace in the 78th minute. Ranger missed the conversion.

Results: Blak Blad 0 Impala 81, Homeboyz 25 Strathmore 26, Mean Machine 12 Quins 45, Western Bulls 8 KCB 36, Nondies 8 Kabras 47, Bungoma Sharks 15 Nakuru 110, Thika 8 Mwamba 31.

for the first time this year with a 26-25 bonus point win over Homeboyz RFC at Impala Club on Saturday.

As a result, the students are now fourth with 47 points while Homeboyz increase its tally to 44 points after collecting a bonus point. Homeboyz drops to seventh and tie with Kabras Sugar who beat Nondescripts RUFC 47-8.

In this matc, Strathmore controlled much of the possession in first half and made good use of their opportunities to lead 19-10 at the breather.

Within three minutes, they were 14-0 up. They were awarded a scrum inside Homeboyz 22 in the first minute. Brian Nyikuli touched down with Humphrey Owuor converting. Two minutes later, Alex Olaba touched down for the second try and Owuor converted.

Haroun Lubisia squandered a penalty attempt for Homeboyz in the sixth minute. Two minutes later, Kelvin Masai scored the first try for Homeboyz after evading a tackle by Patrick Ruhiu. Lubisia converted for 14-7 in favour of Strathmore.

The students stretched their advantage in the 24th minute through Tony Onyango’s try. Winger Ginton Adongo ran on the left wing and kicked the ball into Homeboyz try box. Alvin Otieno failed to react and Onyango dived to score.

Lubisia kicked over a penalty for Homeboyz at the stroke of halftime.

Renewed spirit

The deejays started second half with renewed spirit and Dominic Mose crossed the white line in the 43rd minute off the scrum.

Strathmore had Michael Gitau sent to the sin bin and Lubisia made it a one-point contest in the 50th minute with a penalty for 19-18 to Strathmore.

Both teams played out well at the scrum and lineout not keen to lose ground. But it was Strathmore who benefited with a penalty try awarded by referee Godwin Karuga in the 70th minute. Homeboyz were  adjudged to have committed foul play after Strathmore won a scrum and clear to score.

Owuor converted to make it 26-18. In the 79th minute, Ginton Adongo kicked to clear the ball from his try box but it landed in the waiting hands of Alvin Otieno. He went clear to score between the posts and Lubisia converted.

Earlier at the same venue, Impala RFC beat Blak Blad 81-0 to remain top of the table with 56 points. Blak Blad held tight in the opening ten minutes before their fighting spirit weathered down.

Captain Duncan Ekasi put Impala 12-0 up by the 20th minute mark with two successive tries and a conversion from George Okowa. Mohamed Omollo added the third from a quickly taken penalty in the 21st minute with Paul Mutsami, Steve Juma and Ian Minjire touching down once each going to halftime.

Okowa kicked three conversions as Impala led 38-0 at the breather. Blak Blad started second half with Ronny Manyasi missing a penalty then Impala touched down through Nato Simiyu, Bill Omondi, Robert Aringo, Samson Onsomu, Kevin Ochami, Minjire and Edgar Obino. Simiyu and Ochami converted twice each.

Nakuru RFC and Mwamba RFC registered bonus point wins to increase their tally to 46 points each. Mwamba beat Thika RFC 31-8 and Nakuru won 110-15 over Bungoma Sharks.

Second-placed Kenya Harlequin FC beat Mean Machine 45-12 and ties 51 points with KCB who beat Western Bulls 36-8. It was an interesting weekend that none of the seven home teams registered a win.

Egerton edge out Eldoret

In Eldoret Emmanuel Sabuni reports that former Kenya Cup side Eldoret RFC lost to Egerton University at Moi University in a nation wide league match. Egerton dominated and won 16-12.

In the second minute, David Bruno failed to convert a penalty but scored a try after 20 minutes. Allan Otieno crosse the white line for the visitors in the 30th minute with Bruno converting for a 10-0 lead at half time.

Back into the last half, Egerton continued to dictate the pace. With 10 minutes into the second half, Brian Ndege kicked a drop goal for Egerton to stretch the lead13-0 lead.

Eldoret coach Ali Mbaraka introduced Edwin Koech that kept the Egerton defence busy. But it did last as Allan Otieno scored a penalty with 70th minute.

The Introduction of Koech bore results when he maneuvered through Egerton defence with his speed and evading skills to score. Robin Rangerconverted to narrow the lead 7-16 lead in Egerton’s favor.Koech completed his brace in the 78th minute. Ranger missed the conversion.

Results: Blak Blad 0 Impala 81, Homeboyz 25 Strathmore 26, Mean Machine 12 Quins 45, Western Bulls 8 KCB 36, Nondies 8 Kabras 47, Bungoma Sharks 15 Nakuru 110, Thika 8 Mwamba 31.

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