Top Fry come out tops in Nakuru derby, KCB floor Saracens


Top Fry come out tops in Nakuru derby, KCB floor Saracens
Martin Muita (with ball) of Top Fry Nakuru RFC passes the ball against Blak Blad RFC during their Eric Shirley shield match at Nakuru Athletic Club on January 13, 2018. Top Fry Nakuru RFC won by 36-15. Photo/Sila Kiplagat/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Top Fry reigned supreme in the Nakuru derby scoring seven tries to pip Menengai Oilers 46-37 in a nerve-racking Kenya Cup contest at the Athletic Club on Saturday.
  • Mitch Ocholla charges scored seven tries; converting four, plus a penalty, against Oilers' five tries; converting three plus two penalties.
  • Elsewhere, Kabras continued with their unbeaten run defeating Homeboyz 39-24 while defending champions KCB RFC outclassed Impala Saracens 25-3.  

Top Fry reigned supreme in the Nakuru derby scoring seven tries to pip Menengai Oilers 46-37 in a nerve-racking Kenya Cup contest at the Athletic Club on Saturday.

Mitch Ocholla charges scored seven tries; converting four, plus a penalty, against Oilers’ five tries; converting three plus two penalties.

Top Fry flanker Causious Omollo collected a drop kick to run to the goal line with scrum half Geoffrey Ominde easily converting for a 7-0 lead.

Oilers however hit back through fly half Moses Arara who scored an unconverted try after stealing possession from the hosts to score in the goal line to make it 7-5.

Oilers went ahead to assume the lead through Augustine after a one two play, with Chrispine Shitundo scoring before Kennedy Mwangi converted.

The visiting side was awarded a penalty try by the referee to lead 19-12 at half time after Edwin Makori had collected the ball from the maul to score an unconverted try.

Outside centre Chrispine Shitundo then put his name on the try board at the start of the second half after a nice handling from his team’s attack, converting the try to make it 26-12 for the visitors.

The Wanyores improved after the half-time pep-talk, flanker Monate Akwei picking the ball from the rack to score  with Ominde converting.

Winger Walter Okoth made it 26-all with a sensational run from the scrum to score brilliantly with Ominde converting.

Makori picked the ball in the 22 meters line to score his second try but Ominde missed the conversion to give Nakuru a 31-26 lead in the see-saw battle.

Oilers scored another penalty but substitute Kennedy Mwangi scored the winning try which went unconverted after Oilers got a try to make it 46-37.

Elsewhere, Kabras continued with their unbeaten run defeating Homeboyz 39-24 while defending champions KCB RFC outclassed Impala Saracens 25-3.

Winger Joel Inzuga bagged a hat-trick to help Mwamba RFC destroy Mean Machine 53-8 as varsity side Blaq Blad narrowly won 16-15 against heavy weights Kenya Harlequins.

KENYA CUP COLLATED RESULTS

 Top Fry Nakuru 46-37 Menengai Oilers

Kabras Sugar 39-24 Homeboyz

Blaq Blad 16-15 Kenya Harlequins

Mwamba 53-8 Mean Machine

KCB 25-3 Impala Saracens

Nondescript 26-18 Strathmore Leos

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