IMPALA FLOODLIT

KCB defeat Nondies to claim fourth consecutive Floodlit title

Nondies Benson Salem in action against KCB. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half.
Nondies Benson Salem in action against KCB. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half.

KCB Rugby claimed the fourth consecutive Impala Floodlit title after a 20-3 win over Nondies in a final played on Saturday night at Impala Club.

The bankers were eyeing the fourth consecutive floodlit title having won the last three tournaments and won in both halves to clinch their ninth Floodlit trophy.

They have joined Mean Machine on the list of the most Floodlit titles (nine) and on the list of most consecutive floodlit trophies (four in a row).

Nondies keen to end drought

Nondies came to this final seeking to end their long wait for a Floodlit title. The Ranger had last won the Floodlit in 2012 when they beat Mean Machine 17-12.  Having impressed in the previous two matches in the run-up to the final, a lot was expected of the Nondies side that had been relegated from Kenya Cup at the end of the 2021/22 season.

The first half was cagey with KCB taking a slim lead to the break. The Bankers scored through Isaac Njoroge’s penalty for a 3-0 lead.

In the final half, the match opened up more as Benson Salem pulled back for Nondies for a 3-3 tie.  Njoroge restored his side’s lead with a penalty for a 6-3.

KCB rugby skipper Curtis Lilako landed the first try of the match pushing the scores to 13-3 after a successful conversion.

Andrew Amonde put the game beyond Nondies after crossing over for a try that Levy Amunga converted. The bankers now shift focus to the Kenya Cup season which kicks off in two weeks time.

Impala Floodlit Bronze winners

Menengai Oilers managed a podium finish after defeating Blak Blad 23-12 in the third-place playoff match. 13 points in the first half and 10 in the final half were enough for Gibson Weru’s side to claim bronze.

In the University category final, Nakuru Universities Combined defeated USIU 45-22 while the Impala Ladies side won the Women’s category thanks to a 29-21 win over Northern Suburbs.

Catholic Monks won the third-place playoff after defeating Daystar 20-15.

Saturday 12 November 2022

Varsity Third Place Playoff

Catholic Monks 20-15 Daystar Falcons | 11.30am

Women’s Final

Impala 29-17 Northern Suburbs | 1.30pm

Varsity Final

Nakuru Universities Combined 45-22 USIU Martials | 3.30pm

Third Place Playoff

Menengai Oilers 23-12 Blak Blad | 5.30pm

FINAL

KCB 20-3 Nondescripts | 7.30pm

 

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