• Nondies & Mean Machine Through To Floodlit Quarters

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Oct 09, 2011-

Nondies and Mean Machine booked their berths in next weekend's quarter finals with wins over Blak Blad and Homeboyz respectively as the 30th edition of the Zuku Impala Floodlits kicked off with matches in the schools, universities and club categories.

Clubs pre-quarter finals Nondies 31 Blak Blad 3 Nondies booked a berth in the club quarter finals with a 31-3 win over Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad RFC.

The white shirts led 10-0 at half time courtesy of tries from Christian Josiah and Spencer Fondaumiere. Anthony Mbugua’s penalty upon the resumption saw Blad reduce the deficit to 10-3 before tries Raymond Kidiga touched down with former Mean Machine fly half Filden Sinei converting for a 17-3 Nondies lead.

Replacement forward Clive Akelo stretched Nondies lead with a try, Sinei converting for a 24-3 scoreline before former Kenya Commercial Bank utility back Calvins Biko scored under the posts with Sinei converting for a 31-3 final result. Mean Machine 25 Homeboyz 15 The second club pre-quarter final fixture saw Mean Machine play Homeboyz.

This match started at a frantic paced early on, plenty of end to end stuff but no points on the board. The two sides would trade penalty goal attempts but it was Homeboyz’ standoff Steve Matioli who broke the deadlock with a successful penalty attempt that saw the Eric Shirley Shield champions lead 3-0.

This prompted a vicious Machine response, taking the game to Homeboyz. Anthony Mugera touched down after his side had put together five phases of play. The University of Nairobi side would dominate proceedings from this point on, seeing more of the ball and putting Homeboyz on the back foot.

This dominance would see them rewarded with a second try, winger Simeon Malanda grounding the ball in the corner as his side took a 10-3 lead into the interval. Homeboyz returned from the breather a transformed side, pinning Mean Machine in their backyard for large spells of the second half’s opening quarter.

Leonard Mugaisi would outpace his Machine markers, scoring under the posts with Matioli converting to tie the scores at 10-10. Homeboyz continued asking questions of Mean Machine but ceded possession, allowing the former Floodlit champions back into the game. Elly Mukaisi would score Machine’s third try with Evans Kyalo adding a penalty to see them hold an 18-10 lead.

The dying moments of this fixture would see Machine go in pursuit of a fourth try, which they duly scored in the dying moments of the game, Mugera landing his brace with Malanda converting for a 25-10 lead. Mugaisi scored a late consolation for Homeboyz as the match end 25-15 to Mean Machine.

Universities quarter finals Defending universities champions Strathmore University romped into the semi finals with a 47-10 win over the United States International University- Africa.

Levi Onkoba, handling the side said, “ We needed this result today. It sets up the stage for better performances as the tournament continues. This was a perfect psychological boost for the boys.”

Impala II led Kenya Polytechnic 24-21 at half time before running off with a 37-28 win while Mean Machine II beat Egerton University 12-10.

The tie between Kenya Methodist University and Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology was postponed. Schools quarter finals Moi Force Academy, losing finalists in the 2010 event, upset Lenana School, registering a 17-14 win while Nairobi School were 25-5 winners over Muhuri Muchiri.Upper Hill registered a 20-10 result over Alliance.

Collated Results Clubs pre-quarters Nondies 31 Blak Blad 3 Mean Machine 25 Homeboyz 15 Universities quarter finals Strathmore 47 USIU-A 10 Impala II 37 Kenya Polytechnic 28 Mean Machine II 12 Egerton 10 Schools quarter finals Moi Forces Academy 17 Lenana 14 Nairobi School 25 Muhuri Muchiri 5 Upper Hill 20 Alliance High 10.

 

 Kru


TEAM P W D L BONUS PTS
Quins 14 13 1 0 11 65
KCB 14 10 1 3 12 54
Impala 14 10 0 4 9 49
Mwamba 14 8 0 6 6 38
Nakuru 14 3 2 9 7 23
Strathmore 14 4 0 10 6 22
Nondies 14 4 0 10 2 18
MeanMachine 14 1 2 11 3 11
TEAM P W D L BONUS PTS
Homeboyz 9 8 0 1 8 40
KCB II 9 8 0 1 4 36
Impala II 9 7 0 2 5 33
Quins II 8 5 0 3 4 24
Mombasa 8 3 0 5 4 16
Mwamba II 9 3 0 6 3 15
Strathmore II 9 4 0 5 1 13
Nakuru II 9 3 0 6 3 13
Machine II 9 3 0 5 1 13
Nondies II 9 0 0 9 0 0
 
TEAM P W D L BONUS PTS
Kisumu 7 7 0 0 7 35
Masinde M 7 6 0 1 6 30
Kakamega 7 4 0 3 3 19
Webuye rfc 7 3 0 4 3 15
Bungoma 7 3 0 4 3 15
Maseno U 6 2 0 4 0 6
Siaya Mtc 6 1 0 5 1 3
Kisiii 7 1 0 6 2 0
Kisumu 7 7 0 0 7 35
Masinde M 7 6 0 1 6 30
 
TEAM P W D L BONUS PTS
Blakblad 7 7 0 0 7 35
Kabarak 7 5 0 2 3 23
Moi Uni 7 5 0 2 2 20
Impala III 7 3 0 4 6 18
Egerton 7 3 0 4 1 13
KCA 7 2 0 5 4 12
KEMU 7 2 0 5 2 10
Catholic 7 1 0 6 2 6
Blakblad 7 7 0 0 7 35
Kabarak 7 5 0 2 3 23
TEAM P W D L BONUS PTS
Homeboyz 7 7 0 0 7 35
USIU 7 6 0 1 5 29
K.Poly 7 5 0 2 4 24
Sheperds rfc 7 4 0 3 1 15
Nazarene 7 2 0 5 1 9
Oryx 6 1 0 5 3 5
B.Spartans 7 1 0 6 2 2
Daystar 6 1 0 5 1 0
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