Mwamba end Strathmore's unbeaten run, Western Bulls get maiden Kenya Cup win

By francis marangu
Dec 19, 2021
  • Mwamba ended Strathmore University's unbeaten run at the ASK Jamhuri Show ground. The league resumes on January 9, 2016. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Western Bulls finally got their first win of the season while Strathmore University was handed its first league loss as Kenya Cup took a deserved festive season break on Saturday.

League action will resume on January 9, 2016.

At the ASK Jamhuri Show ground, Strathmore lost 11-19 to Mwamba RFC while Western Bulls beat Mean Machine 39-6 in Kakamega.

Another interesting result of the weekend was Impala RFC's 26-18 away win over Nakuru RFC to hand the former champions their second loss. Kenya Harlequin remains the only unbeaten team after seeing off Blak Blad 57-12 at RFUEA ground and will cross the year at the top of the log.

Nondescript RUFC beat Bungoma Sharks 51-0 with Homeboyz RFC winning 67-0 over Thika RFC.

At Impala Club, Kabras Sugar lost 15-40 to Kenya Commercial Bank RFC. The bankers pack did all the work as they held tight at the scrum and dominated the lineout.

Within just a minute of the kickoff, KCB was 5-0 up with a try from Peter Kilonzo who touched down at the right corner. It took three minutes for Kabras to reply and tie scores 5-5.

The sugar millers turned over a KCB lineout in their half and went on to maul. Fijian scrum half Jone Navuso picked the ball from the ruck, passed to Jasper Ochieng who kicked into KCBs try area. Fullback James Odongo jumped high to gather the ball and touch down.

Four minutes later, Darwin Mukidza put KCB ahead with a try after neat passing to take scores to 10-5. Kenny Andola then kicked over three successive penalties for KCB to lead 19-5 but the bankers suffered a setback when injured Davis Chenge was replaced by Nesta Okotch after 20 minutes.

Ochieng missed a penalty for Kabras in the 38th but converted another at the stroke of halftime for 19-8.

KCB the started second half with Andola missing a penalty attempt with only three minutes played. Eighthman Andrew Amonde scored a try for KCB in the 55th minute after capitalizing on effective mauling.

Mukidza gathered a kicked ball from Kabras and beat off a tackle to race on the left wing. He was tackled before crossing the white line and Marlin Mukolwe was at hand to collect the ball from the ruck to feed Amonde. Andola kicked the conversion for a 26-8 lead.

Mukolwe scored a pushover try at the hour mark with Mukidza converting before Okotch sealed the win with an 80th minute try. Brian Tanga scored the only converted try in the half for Kabras in the 74th minute.

Results: Quins 57 Blak Blad 12, KCB 40 Kabras 15, Homeboyz 67 Thika 0, Mwamba 19 Strathmore 11, Nakuru 18 Impala 26, Nondies 51 Bungoma Sharks 0, Western Bulls 39 Mean Machine 6.