Western Bulls will not be part of the 2020/21 Kenya Cup season after losing to Homeboyz 56-6 in the final home match of the season played at the Bull Ring.
The defeat to the Deejayz mean the maximum points Echulusi can get even if they win the final fixture of the season is 18 which will still be below the safety zone as Kenya Harlequins and Nondies have 22 and 21 points respectively before their matchday 15 fixtures.
Echulusi came to this seeking to pick maximum points which would have seen them wait till the last day of the season to know their fate. They started off the clash by conceding an early try which was touched down by Homeboyz winger Zeden Marrow. Mohammed Omollo was unable to stretch the lead for Homeboyz as he was unable to hit the target.
Bulls trimmed the gap with a penalty. Homeboyz moved to 10 points after Stanley Isogol rose from a ruck and touched downed the second try. Omollo this time round got his conversion attempt right for a 12-3 lead. The hosts Homeboyz halved the gap by drilling in another penalty for a 12-6 lead at halftime.
On return from the break, the Deejays initiated an attack from a line out and centre Bob Muhati returned to haunt his former employers with a touch down that went unconverted.
Michael Wanjala Matayo then landed the bonus point try after he sidestepped past his markers for a converted try. The hosts were dealt a blow after the referee dished out a yellow card and a penalty try. Eighth man Isogol crossed over for his second try at the left corner but substitute Ervin Asena failed to score the conversion.
Collins Shikoli then came off the bench and scored twice while Asena added the extras for a 56-6 win. Western Bulls face playoffs-chasing Nakuru in the final match in the top tier
Western Bulls squad: 1. Willies Mwinamo 2. Bretty Kamadi 3. Joseph Obiero 4. Robert Awich 5. Collins Ogutu 6. Andrew Odhiambo 7. Teddy Akala 8. Miller Oroto 9. Allan Kasiti 10. Isaac Wafula 11. Rogeshian Odhiambo12. Brighton Bakasa 13. Nickson Manduku 14. Derrick Ashiundu 15. Obiero Solomon
Replacements: 16. Kevin Manase17. Brian Okute 18. Eric Logedi 19. Lucky Opiyo 20. Javan Osango 21. Derrick Lukale 22. Nygel Pattersan 23. Frank Mukaisi
Homeboyz: 1.Elfas Etemesi 2.Bruce Shiemi 3.Abel Matanda 4. Charles Omondi 5.Polycarp Odhiambo 6.Roy Wesonga 7.Stanley Isogol 8.Eliphaz Emong 9.Augustine Lugonzo 10.Mohammed Omollo 11.Leonard Mugaisi 12. Jan Remke 13.Bob Muhati 14.Zeden Marrow 15.Michael Wanjala
Replacements: 16.Omaya 17.Joseph Amalemba 18.Meshack Akenga 19.Wallace Onyango 20.Max Kangeri 21.Henry Ayah 22.Ervin Asena 23. Collins Shikoli