Mokoro boots 18 points as Kenya Harlequin end Oilers streak

Kenya Harlequin photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half

Kenya Harlequin bounced back to winning ways after they defeated visiting Menengai Oilers 33-16 in a Kenya Cup match day 7 game staged at RFUEA Grounds.

Cornelius Mokoro gave Kenya Harlequin an early lead after he booted in a penalty for a 3-0 lead. Dennis Abukusue responded with a penalty goal later on to tie the scores at 3-3.

John Okoth would cross over to score the first try of the game but conversion attempt by Abukuse was not succesful. Quins kept on pilling pressure on the visitors and this led to a penalty just infront of the uprights but a penalty goal attempt by Cornelius Mokoro proved futile as it went wide.

Kenya Harlequin scored their first try of the game in the second half when Richard Wangila went over. Mokoro was sure with the conversion to take the scores to 10-8. Oilers would respond with a penalty moments later to take the scores to 10-11.

Cornelius Mokoro would score two quick penalties before Paul Mutsami burged over, a try Mokoro converted. Quick hands by Oilers backline saw them unleash Beldad Ogeta in space and he raced to score a try in the corner to take the scores to 23-16 in favour of Quins.

Cornelius Mokoro proved to be a constant thorn in the flesh of Oilers as he booted another penalty, this time round 40m out to extend their lead to 26-16. Desperate attempts by Oilers to mount a comeback were cut short by resolute defence of the home team.

To rub salt in the wounds of the visitors, Kenya Harlequin would add another try in the dying stages of the game, a try that was converted by Cornelius Mokoro to claim a huge 33-16 win over Menengai Oilers.

It marks Oilers first loss of the season.

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