Menengai Oilers hammer Homeboyz to stay top of Kenya Cup

Menengai Oilers hammer Homeboyz to stay top of Kenya Cup

  • It was a quick start to the match with both teams looking to establish early foothold in the game with numerous errors a sign of nervousness from both sides
  • Oilers got their rhythm and had much of the ball in the opening exchanges although they didn't convert their possession into a try

Menengai Oilers cemented their top spot on the Kenya cup standings by hammering Homeboyz RFC 34-6 at the ASK showground, Nakuru.

It was a quick start to the match with both teams looking to establish early foothold in the game with numerous errors a sign of nervousness from both sides.

Oilers got their rhythm and had much of the ball in the opening exchanges although they didn't convert their possession into a try.

They eventually got their breakthrough after a quick play from John Okoth with  Bildard Ogeta making the try. Augustine Sikutwa however missed the extras to leave the scores 5-0 to Oilers favor.

Bildard Ogeta scored a second successive try with Geoffrey Ominde making the conversion to hand Oilers a 12-0 lead after 30 minutes.

Dominant display from Oilers saw them extend their lead to 22-0 shortly after, as Kenya Simba's international John Okoth and Steve Ochieng scored the third and fourth try respectively leaving Homeboyz with an uphill task towards the end of the first half.

Homeboyz tried to get back into the game by dominating the final minutes of the first half and the pressure paid off as Mohamed Omollo scored a penalty to end the half at 22-6

Homeboyz started from where they ended the first half as they endeavored to get back into the game.   Having withdrawn Dan Kagwa for Bevon Mutuma at the start of the second half, Homeboyz struggled for possession and Kagwa was brought back to try and steady their ship.

Augustine Lugonzo and Abel Matanda were thrown into the foray as Homeboyz utilized every weapon in their arsenal but were punished for poor defending with Samsom Onsomo touching down for the Oilers and Ominde converting the extras to lead to 29-6.

John Okoth scored the final try for Oilers to end the contest at 34-6.

Elsewhere Mwamba RFC recorded their second win of the season after thrashing hapless Top Fry Nakuru 41-8 with Strathmore edging out Kenya Harlequins 19-17

Kabras Sugar defeated defiant MMUST 36-14 to maintain their second place on the Kenya cup log and ramp up pressure on high-flying Oilers.

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