A spirited second half display saw Homeboyz’s second string side come from 13-3 down at halftime to see off Sportpesa Quins II with a 14-13 scoreline in the Eric Shirley Shield on Tuesday,28 November at the RFUEA grounds.
Both sides exchanged penalties early in the first half as Amon Mayenze opened the scoring for the juniour Quins before Juma levelled matters for Homeboyz.
Quins would then restore their advantage after Alex Wanjala received a fantastic offload before going over for a five pointer but Mayenze saw his conversion kick sail inches off target.
After minutes of camping in the Homeboyz territory,Quins extended their lead courtesy of a try by Dennis Omusula,taking scores to 13-3.
Homeboyz would pull one back courtesy of Brian Ng’ang’a’s try at the left hand corner but but Juma would fail in a bid to add the extra two.
A resurgent Homeboyz side was now taking the match to their opponents,Juma making amends for his conversion miss by drilling in a three-pointer to make it a two point game.
Homeboyz would then complete a comeback,turning things around as Juma made good use of a penalty to hand the junior Deejays a 14-13 lead,which they held on to the final whistle.
Matchday two will see Homeboyz II face Nondies II as Quins II hosts Nakuru RFC’s second string side at the RFUEA grounds on Saturday,2 December starting 1600hrs.