KCB had to work hard to see off a resolute Kisii RFC 20-14 in the Impala Floodlit quarter final at the Impala grounds this Saturday, 4 November.
The bankers managed three tries,one conversion and a single penalty against Kisii’s two tries and two conversions.
KCB drew first blood as Esau Otieno drilled in a penalty after the bankers had piled pressure on the Kisii backline.
Kisii responded against the run of play courtesy of Boaz Ombura who raced over 30 metres to touch down under the posts, ensuring Kisii led 7-3.
The bankers were having a hard time breaching a resolute Kisii backline and it had to take a solo effort from Felix Ojo who bulldozed his way to the whitewash before Otieno added the extras to restore the bankers’ lead.
Scrumhalf Marlin Mukolwe grabbed a try at the satrt of the second half but Esau Otieno’s resultant conversion kick went wide as the bankers got themselves onto the driver’s seat.
Soon afterwards, KCB extended the score to 20-5 courtesy of Bonab Were’s try as Kisii’s momentum began to Wade.
Kisii grabbed their second try as Alvin Marube raced to the tryline to reduce the deficit to 6 points.
Kisii would have cut the deficit further late in match but Boaz Ombura saw his penalty kick sail wide off target.
A late surge by second half substitute Rodgers Gworo saw his efforts thwarted by the KCB backline as the bankers held on to clinch a hard fought 20-14 win, securing a cup semi final berth.
KCB will face the winner in the Homeboyz-Quins match set for later today.