Mwamba crash out Dala Sevens Cup
- The usual suspects bagged tickets to the Main Cup quarters of the Dala Sevens as Kabeberi champions Mwamba RFC shocked the rugby fraternity and the games enthusiasts who thronged Mamboleo Grounds in Kisumu bowing out of the race for the top honours
- Mwamba reigned supreme at the Kabeberi Sevens a fortnight ago sweeping all before them including beating Menengai Oilers 27-7 in the final to lift the Main Cup but the script went horribly wrong
The usual suspects bagged tickets to the Main Cup quarters of the Dala Sevens as Kabeberi champions Mwamba RFC shocked the rugby fraternity and the games enthusiasts who thronged Mamboleo Grounds in Kisumu bowing out of the race for the top honours.
Mwamba reigned supreme at the Kabeberi Sevens a fortnight ago sweeping all before them including beating Menengai Oilers 27-7 in the final to lift the Main Cup but here the script went horribly wrong in the hands of Northern Suburbs who beat them 12-7 under the scorching afternoon heat in the lakeside city to leave them limping into the Challenge Trophy set for tomorrow when the curtains will come down on the two-day action.
Brian Omondi and his name sake Felix Omondi scored the tries for Suburbs while Willis Juma did the conversion. Mwamba on their part had Micheal Ogevi scoring their lone try with Tony Omondi converting but they failed to rise to the occasion when it mattered most.
Mwamba, in their second round match had lost 12-19 to Impala Saracens after winning the first match 34-14 to Kisumu and needed to win their final pool match against Suburbs to salvage the hopes of advancing to the Main Cup.
Meanwhile Suburbs and Impala proceeded to the last eight, the latter topping the pool – A.
At the same time Impala versus hosts Kisumu RFC was a gallant duel, the former prevailing 12-0.
Bill Omondi was in his destructive element with wit, power and pace scoring the lone first half try as Mark Kwemoi, entrusted with the kicking duties also being spot on converting to haul the advantage to 7-0 before Omondi extended the margin scoring yet another after the interval after wriggling his way past a body of markers to touch down at the far corner.
Kwemoi this time failed to convert, sending his kick wide. Unsatisfied with his double act, Omondi made a strong case for a third try with barely a minute left but he was brought tumbling down from a flying tackle by Kisumu utility player Brian Kipngeno.
Impala Saracens will meet Masinde Muliro in tomorrow’s Main Cup quarters while Menengai Oilers will face Suburbs.
Top Fry Nakuru, on the other hand, after topping Pool C will have a crunch date with Homeboyz as KCB collide with Nondescripts.
Northern Suburbs 12-14 Resolution Saracens
Mwamba 34-14 Kisumu
MM University 29-10 Leos
Menengai Oilers 22-05 Western Bulls
Nnondies 19-7 Mean Machine
Top Fry Nakuru 19-7 Kabras
Homeboyz 24-14 Blak Blad
KCB 44-0 Vihiga Granites
Nothern Suburbs 28-5 Kisumu RFC
Stanbic Mwamba12-19 Impala Saracens
Masinde 26-12 Western Bulls
Menengai Oilers 22-10 Leos
Nondies 12-10 Kabras Sugar
Tp Fry 14-0 Mean Machine
Homeboyz 31-0 Vihiga Granites
KCB 17-0 Blak Blad
Impala Saracens 12-0 Kisumu RFC
Mwamba RFC 7-12 Northern Suburbs
Leos 5-28 Western Bulls
Oilers 24 – 19 Masinde Muliro
Mean Machine 05 -27 Kabras
Top Fry 17 v 0 Nondies
Blak Blad 35 v 0 Vihiga Granites
KCB 14-12 Menengai
Stanbic Mwamba RFC
Resolution Impala Saracens
Top Fry Nakuru
Menengai Cream Homeboyz
*Bold means through to Main Cup quarters
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