Kenya 7s squad in Dubai. Photo Courtesy/APO

Milestone for Injera, Ambaka on a brace, Kenya 7s fall to England


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England came from behind to beat Kenya 7s 24-19 in a Pool B match of the Hamilton 7s staged at FMG Waikato Stadium on Saturday 25 August.

Paul Feeney coached side came to this tournament seeking to build on impressive display witnessed in South Africa where they picked 11 points.

The side started off strongly retaining the ball from the kick-off and Willy Ambaka raced from his won 22 to score the opening try but Kenya failed to add the extras.

England looked dangerous on their first attack and they quickly accessed Kenya’s 22 but Dan Norton lose pass resulted to line out. The men in white won the ball back and Ollie Lindsay-Hague sneaked behind Kenya’s defence to score England’s opener at the fourth minute to tie the scores.

Collins Injera who was playing in his 80th tournament for Kenya linked up with Billy Odhiambo who released Ambaka for the second try for Kenya while Daniel Taabu added the two’s for a 12-5 lead.  Captain  Andrew Amonde put  Kenya 19 points up after a converted try having been put through by Vincent Onyala.

England pulled one back before halftime through Dan Norton’s converted try. In the closing half, England had most of the ball and Will Edwards landed the third try that put them two points behind Kenya after a missed conversion.

Edwards returned to the scoresheet at the 13th minute beating Kenya’s defence after a back in move deep into Kenya’s territory and that marked the winning try.

Kenya will be back in action at 8:08 am against Japan.

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