Mean Machine land first Kenya Cup win
09 December 2013, 12:00
Nairobi - Mean Machine registered their first win of the season, dispatching Eldoret RFC 22-3 at the UoN Grounds for their first Kenya Cup win of the season.
Kevin Njugi converted Anthony Ngera's try to put the students 7-0 up but
George Njuguna's penalty for Eldoret reduced the deficit to 7-3. A
Wayne Orwa try saw Machine take a 12-3 lead heading into half time.
Further tries from Stanley Lunani and Kevin Ngoni handed Machine the
22-3 bonus point win.
Champions Top Fry Nakuru stayed top of
the log with a 36-8 win away to Western Bulls in Kakamega. Strathmore
Leos stayed second with a 33-10 win away to Impala. Blak Blad also won
on the road, registering a 48-7 win over Kisumu RFC at the Kisumu Poly
grounds. Lunch Bar Quins posted a massive 98-8 result over visiting
Mombasa at the RFUEA Grounds as Homeboyz RFC registered a 26-12 bonus
point win over Mwamba.
KCB defeated hosts Total Nondies 35-22
at the ASK Jamhuri Park. The hosts went 3-0 up when Fielden Sinei
drilled home a penalty following a KCB infringement. Darwin Mukidza
would draw the bankers level with a successful penalty and they would go
10-3 up when Mukidza converted Peter Kaaria's pushover try.
Nondies scrum half Kabao Muruatetu
touched down moments later , Sinei converting to restore parity, 10-10
the scores at this point of the game. KCB would up the ante, Max Adaka
and Oliver Mang'eni a constant mthreat for Nondies as they time and
again carried the ball, beating the gain line. Curtis Lilako grounded
the ball off a rolling maul, Mukidza converting for 17-10 lead. Mukidza
would slot home another penalty before converting Anthony Ogot's try for
With half time fast approaching, Nondies
would make a foray into KCB territory, however turning over possession.
Mukidza would gather Benjamin Ojema's high ball,racing 40 meters to
touch down for the bankers fourth try of the match and hand KCB the
bonus point as they led 32-10 at the interval.
Mukidza slotted home another penalty
upon resumption, KCB going 35-10 up but Nondies were not done fighting.
They came into the second half with their tails up, taking the game to
their opponents, drawing penalties from unforced errors. With more
possession, their confidence clearly soared. Ian Were cut the deficit
with a try, Sinei converting to make it 35-17. Ben Nyambu scored the
third try for the white shirts as the match ended 35-22.Results
Nondies 22 KCB 35
Quins 98 Mombasa 8
Machine 22 Eldoret 3
Western Bulls 8 Top Fry Nakuru 36
Impala 10 Strathmore 33
Kisumu 7 Blak Blad 48