Despite their matchday one opponents Mombasa IIĀ  failing to show up,Impala Boks was in action beating Mean Machine II 17-5 in a friendly clash at the Impala Club on Saturday and coach Frank Ndong’ expressed optimism after the clash.

Against Machine II,the junior sarries managed 3 tries courtesy of David Moenga,Patrick Mutuku and Richard Asante.

“This side has a great chance of retaining the ESS title.The team knows how to pick themselves up from the dungeons.We really didn’t talk a lot at halftime in the match against Machine II and the boys actually managed by themselves,”he told Impala Saracens.

Matchday two will see the ESS defending champions make a short trip to the Railways Club for a date with Mwamba II starting 1400hrs.