Varsity defending champions Menegai Oilers are well on course to retain their crown after edging out Mean Machine II 39-3 in the quarter final at the Impala grounds this Saturday, 4 November. 

The Nakuru based side bagged 6 tries three conversions and a penalty as Mean Machine scored through a single penalty.

Oilers dotting down/Photo/Scrummage

Oilers squandered an early chance to take the lead as Daniel Abuonji sent his penalty kick wide.

After sustained pressure on the Machine backline,Oilers finally found the breakthrough as Abuonji sidestepped his opponents before touching down between the posts,before he added the extras.

Part of the action from the clash/photo/Scrummage

Machine were finding it difficult to leave their own half and they were on the backfoot yet again when Rodgers Omondi dived over the whitewash to extend Oilers’ lead to 12-0.Derrick Keyoga failed in his bid to add the extras as the match went to the interval with Gibson Weru’s charges enjoying the advantage.

Oilers’ Vincent Oduor scooped man of the match award/Photo/Scrummage

Oilers continued to enjoy possession in the second half, forcing the students to commit errors in their own territory and this resulted to Derrick Keyoga touching down at the right corner to extend their lead to 20-0.

Machine finally got their first points of the match thanks to Eugene Musungu who drilled in a penalty from 20 yards but Oilers responded almost immediately as Moses Arara touched down for a converted try to gift his side a comfortable 27-3 lead.

Oilers were running riot as they grabbed two quick tries courtesy of Nickson Ochieng and Derrick Kimani to secure a 39-3 win.

With the win,Oilers have booked a date with the winner between Starthmore II and TUK in next weekend’s semi finals.

 

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