It was upsets galore at the Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday September 2 as both Impala Saracens and Mwamba RFC failed to win their opening Driftwood 7s matches against lower tier opposition.
Impala was on the receiving end of an early upset after being stunned 7-5 by Mean Machine.
Ian Minjire’s lone try could not hand them a win in a match which Machine went to as underdogs.
David Omundo scored for Machine as Kelvin Oluoch converted to stun the Ngong road based side.
Earlier,Homeboyz RFC began their chase for the Driftwood 7s main cup title with an emphatic 27-5 win over Blak Blad.
Jeffrey Oluoch touched down twice for the Deejays with former Kenya 7s international Michael Wanjala slotting in a single conversion.
Meanwhile, Kenya Cup side Mwamba RFC found the going tough after they were held to a 17-all by by Kisii RFC.
Tries by Michael Agevi,Steve Sikuta and Alex Aturo were not enough to hand Mwamba a win.
In the second pool A clash Mitch Ocholla’s Nakuru RFC managed to run in two tries and a conversion as they saw off former Kenya Cup side Western Bulls 12-0.
Defending Driftwood 7s champions Sportpesa Quins began their title defence campaign with a hard fought 17-7 win against Menengai Oilers.
Ginton Adongo gave Quins an early lead but Oilers responded courtesy of a try by Amos Onyinkwa as former Homeboyz player Daniel Abuonji added the extras to hand the Gibson Weru-coached side a 7-5 lead.
Quins retook the lead as Pius Shiundu touched down before a blunder by Oilers in their own 22 saw Adongo disposes them before setting up captain Eric Shikuku who went over to hand them a 17-7 win.
Hosts Mombasa RFC found the going tough after they fell 20-7 to a star-studded KCB side.The Bankers took an early lead as Davis Chenge made a long run from his own 22 to open the scores.
Ahmed Shaban extended the lead to before KCB added another try but Mombasa cut the deficit just before the final whistle.
Nondies kickstarted their pool campaign with a resounding 17-12 win against Strathmore Leos as Kabras saw off KCA 17-0 courtesy of a brace by Ugandan Philip Wokorach as Aluda Beda and Felix Ayange touched down too.
The second round of fixtures is set to kickoff with a clash between Homeboyz and Bulls.
Driftwood 7s round one wrap
Homeboyz 27-5 Blak Blad
Nakuru 12-0 Western Bulls
SportPesa Quins 17-7 Oilers
Mwamba 17-17 Kisii
Machine 7-5 Impala
KCB 25-7 Mombasa
Nondies 17-12 Strathmore
Kabras 17-0 KCA