Kenya Cup defending Champions KCB fine run continued as the beat Nakuru 31-18 in a match staged at Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday.
The bankers needed maximum points from this clash to keep piling pressure on their rivals Kabras who had collected maximum points against Impala. After 80 minutes of play, they achieved their target and stayed a point behind leaders Kabras.
Michael Wanjala opened the scores for the bankers while Darwin Mukidza added the extras. An exchange of penalties would see the scores change to 10-3. Mukidza was the scorer of KCB’s Penalty while Collins Onyango was on target for Nakuru at the other end.
Centre Peter Kilonzo landed KCB’s second try after being fed by Johnstone Olindi and Mukidza drilled in a conversion to stretch the lead. The Kicker would also earn his side two more points after Felix Ojow’s try and KCB were 24-3 up.
Nakuru front-rower Emmanuel Mboya dotted their opening try and the sides would head to the shades with a 14-point gap separating them. In the closing half, Nakuru got a five-pointer to cut the gap to nine points while a penalty by Onyango brought them close to trimming the gap.
Backrower Davis Chenge late converted try ensured Curtis Olago charges walked away with maximum points from the assignment.
Mwamba came from behind to beat struggling Kisumu RFC 50-32. Steve Sikuta managed a hattrick while Alex Aturo bagged a brace in the clash. Sabala Tendwa, Patrick Ruhiz and Edwin Machanje also scored in the win.
At Nakuru ASK Grounds, Homeboyz beat Oilers 37-14. Homeboyz scored first but allowed Samuel Were and Austin Sikutwa to hand Oilers a 14-11 scoreline. Jason Hector charges ran 26 points to complete a double.
Kenya Harlequins picked a 28-16 win in Kakamega against Western Bulls to keep their survival hopes alive. Blak Blad picked maximum points beating Nondies 32-17 at Jamhuri.
Impala 26-37 Kabras
Nakuru 18-31 KCB
Oilers 14-37 Homeboyz
Nondies 17-32 Blad
Western Bulls 16-28 Harlequins
Kisumu 32-50 Mwamba