Kabras RFC edge Menengai Oilers in match halted by weather conditions

Kabras players in a past clash. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras media
Kabras players in a past clash. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras media

The match pitting Kabras RFC-Menengai Oilers ended prematurely due to weather conditions with the host picking a 15-13 win to finish top of the Kenya Cup log with 52 points.

It was the visitors who opened the scoring 33 minutes into the game, when Beldad Ogeta found space in Kabras defence to race and score behind the goal posts. The try was converted to take Oilers into the lead, the scores reading 7-0.

Four minutes later and Oilers added to their tally, this time their kicker slotting in an easy penalty inside Kabras 22 to take a 10-0 lead.

The sugarmen pressure continued to pile up minutes later, when Jone Kubu was sent into the sin bin for a late tackle.

The numerical difference however did not matter as Kabras started finding their footing into the game. They were rewarded minutes later when Ntabeni Dukisa slotted in their first points of the game through a penalty after an Oilers infringment, to take the scores to 10-3.

Kabras head coach Carlos Katywa then made a first half triple substitute, as Eliphas Emong, Biden Hayo, and Shem Angugo made way for George Nyambua, Dan Sikuta and Brian Juma.

The impact was immediate, as Kabras scored their first try of the game through Lameck Ambetsa who was set up by Bryceson Agesa. Ntabeni Dukisa failed to add the extras to take the scores to 10-8, Oilers still leading.

The second half saw Kabras return a more energized side, pinning Oilers back into their own half. Their territorial advantage was rewarded, as substitute Eugene Sifuna grabbed a try from a pick and drive. Dukisa added the extras, to take the sugarmen into a 15-10 lead.

Oilers reduced the deficit to two points minutes, after their kicker slotted in a penalty, to take the scores to 15-13, Kabras lead.

The game would later be halted for fifteen minutes after a consultation from the referees deemed the weather conditions unplayable, due to lighting strikes, with Kabras taking home the points with a 15-13 win

Kabras RFC squad against Menengai Oilers

1.Hillary Mwanjilwa 2.Teddy Akala(CC) 3. Emmanuel Otieno 4. Shem Joseph 5.Hillary Odhiambo 6.Elphas Emong 7.Biden Hayo 8.Jeanson Misoga 9.Daniel Angwech 10.Jone Kubu 11.Lameck Ambetsa 12. Malika Habil 13.Bryceson Adaka 14.Alfred Orege 15.Ntabeni Dukisa

16.Eugene Sifuna 17.Ephrahim Oduor 18.Asuman Mugerwa 19. Brian Juma 20.George Nyambua 21.Dan Sikuta 22. Barry Robinson 23. Walter Okoth

Menengai Oilers vs Kabras RFC

1.Edward Mwaura 2. Emmanuel Mulla 3. Destoroius Ifedha 4.Eric Miheso, 5.Ibrahim Ayoo, 6.Nickson Ochieng 7. Brian Ndirangu 8. Samuel Were 9. Andrew Odero, 10. Sam Onsomu 11. Beldad Ogeta, 12. Johnstone Munga’u 13. Davis Otundo, 14. Steve Arunga , 15. Eugene Lubanga

16. Hillary Malweyi, 17. Francis Atiti, 18. Vincent Mwikali, 19. Clinton Odhiambo, 20. Chrispine Shitundo, 21. Geoffrey Ominde, 22. Tony Oketch

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