Catholic Monks secured their third win of the season with a hard-fought 20-19 victory over Homeboyz in a Kenya Cup match at the Catholic University Grounds.
The win provides a boost to the Monks’ chances of survival, while Homeboyz are now on a four-game losing streak.
Leonard Mugaisi scored the first try of the match for Homeboyz in the 10th minute, which was converted by Amon Wamalwa, giving them an early 7-0 lead. However, Samuel Omollo responded with a try for the Monks, which he successfully converted to level the score at 7-7.
In the second half, Omollo added a penalty and then crossed the line for another try, which he converted to give the Monks a comfortable lead and added another penalty.
Despite two tries from Homeboyz, they were unable to close the gap, and the Monks held on for the 20-19 win.
Meanwhile, the Mean Machine kept their own survival hopes alive with a narrow 20-18 win over Mwamba at the Uon Grounds. This is Mwamba’s fourth loss in a row and second win for Machine this season.