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Mwamba force the Deejays to dance to their own tune

Mwamba ended their two game losing streak, consequently giving Homeboyz their second loss of the season with a nervy 18-17 win.

In a hotly contested match staged at the Railways Club, Homeboyz decided to walk out of the match with a few minutes left on the referee’s watch protesting the officiating.

Mwamba started the clash on a high, missing a chance to go ahead early on, a returning Billy Odhiambo knocking on the ball after Skipper Patrick Ruhiu had made a break from the middle of the pitch.

Kulabu made up for their early miss to put the first points on the board through Sabala Tendwa, George Mutuku failing to add the extras to take a 5-0 lead.

A missed pass from the home team gifted the Deejays an easy try moments later, Charles Omondi the man doing the damage on this particular occasion. Ervin Asena added the extras for the visitors to take the lead for the first time in the match.

Kulabu would then take the lead once again after Mutuku successfully split the uprights to add three points to the tally to 8-7 in favour of the home side.

Homeboyz piled pressure on Mwamba, coming close on several occasions but the black defence held strong. Their defensive efforts paid off, Sikuta slicing through the yellow defence, just like a hot knife in butter before putting his foot on the gas to race the remaining 30 or so meters, Mutuku adding the extras to take the scores to 15-7 heading into the breather.

The second half saw Billy Odhiambo sent to the sinners chair for a high tackle on a yellow shirt.

Substitute Benson Mandingo pulled back one for the Deejays deep into the second half, producing a spark of brilliance to dance his way past three Mwamba defenders to score under the posts, Asena sure with the resulting conversion to make matters 15-14.

The game was set for a dramatic ending, Asena taking the visitors ahead from the boot before substitute Eugine Nzioka gave the home team the win from the tee, much to the protests of the deejays who decided to walk off.

Mwamba: 1.James Yuko 2. Brian Kahura. 3. Jonah Mbari 4. George Omolla 5. Stephen Sikuta 6. Alex Aturo 7. Gideon Mbithi 8. Tony Owuor 9. George Mutuku 10. Michael Agevi 11. Felix Otieno 12. Patrick Ruhiu 13. Sabala Tendwa 14. Billy Odhiambo 15. Meshack Obota

Replacements: 16. Salaton Mutuiri. 17. Alfred Yuko 18. Tom Soteri.19. Paul Wahome 20. Ambrose Mbari 21. Eugene Nzioka 22. Mike Owiti 23. Ronnie Omondi

Homeboyz: 1 Joseph Amalemba 2. Aaron Khalechi 3.Abel Matanda 4. Polycarp Odhiambo 5.Wallace Onyango 6.Roy Wesonga 7.Philbert Mwanzo  8. Stanley Isogol 9.Augustine Lugonzo 10.Ervin Asena 11. Leonard Mugaisi 12.Max Kangeri 13. Zeden Marrow 14.Mark Wandeto  15.Michael Wanjala

Replacements: 16.Brice Sheimi 17.Thomas Okidia 18.Meshack Akenga 19.Charles Omondi 20. Eliphaz Emong 21.Michael Nyakundi 22.Bob Muhati 23.Victor Shigoli

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