Menengai Oilers overpower Strathmore Leos in Nakuru

Menengai Oilers fine start of the season continued as they edge Strathmore Leos 27-10 in their third Kenya Cup match held at Moi Showgrounds, Nakuru.

The game looked evenly poised in the first few minutes. Oilers started to find their rhythm after the first quarter and it was Jadon Abdorn who went over for the host’s first try after he made a pick and go at a ruck close to Strathmore’s try line. Abtualib Wesonga missed the conversion.

Strathmore remained resilient and they weren’t shy of firing cylinders from all corners despite being behind. They looked threatening especially in the wider channels as their quick play made Oilers defence in the outside channels look wanting. It did not last long before they went over after brilliant hands from their backline found Leos center in space and he rushed to dot down Strathmore’s first try which went unconverted.

Oilers responded with a penalty goal just close to halftime when Abtualib Wesonga slotted in a penalty just infront of the posts for an 8-5 lead at halftime.

Menengai Oilers came off the sheds a much rejuvenated side and as the game approached the third quarter,they had quickly scored three tries for a 27-5 lead. Ibrahim Ayoo was first to touch down for the hosts through a pick and drive which Wesonga succesfully converted. Moments later, Abtualib Wesonga went over after he sliced through Leos defence and made a 25m dash to score. He converted his own try for a 22-5 score.

Kenyan International Beldad Ogeta also had his name on the score scoresheet after he went over in the corner. Abtualib Wesonga missed the conversion but the hosts were still in a 27-5 comfortable lead. Strathmore pulled one back late in the game for a 27-10 score but it was so late that they’d no chance to stage a comeback.

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