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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 a 27-10. 

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.


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


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