Mean Machine is through to Impala Floodlit semi finals after stunning Strathmore Leos 11-6 in the quarter final staged at the Impala grounds this Saturday, 4 November. 

Mean Machine ran in a single try and two penalties against Strathmore’s two penalties.

Machine and Strathmore players contest a scrum/Photo/Scrummage

Coached by former Machine tactician John Mbai, Strathmore Leos found themselves trailing early in the clash Machine got the first points  courtesy of a well taken penalty from 40 yards out by Erick Muthuma.

They university of Nairobi side would soon add to their tally as Shadrack Munoko capitalized on a defensive error by the Leos to go over for a try as Machine took a 8-0 advantage.

Strathmore attempted to reduce the deficit but Wiseman Aganya saw his efforts thwarted by the Machine backline which stood firm to ensure they took the narrow 8-0 lead to the break.

Part of the action from the match/Photo/Scrummage

The sides exchanged penalties after the interval as Ian Lumwaji gave Starthmore it’s first points from the boot before Machine responded almost immediately courtesy of Erick Muthama’s penalty.

Strathmore would cut the deficit further as they were awarded a penalty which they gleefully took but that was not enough as Ramsfield Matekwa’s charges held on to win 11-6.

Machine will now face hosts Impala Saracens in the semi finals slated for 18 November.