Impala coach bemoans slow start in derby loss

Impala Saracens head coach Frank Ndong lamented over his side’s slow start in their 37-24 loss against Kenya Harlequin over the weekend. 

The Ngong Road derby, which was staged at the Impala grounds saw Quins take a 27-0 cushion at the interval before sealing their bonus point win with two second half tries.

“If you don’t get points early, you’ll definitely be forced to play on the backfoot and it’s very difficult to play in such circumstances,” Ndong’ said.

It was the fourth loss on the trot for Ndong’s team, who visit newbies Menengai Oilers in two weeks.

“It is just about having slow starts.The kind of teams in the top tier will always punish you if you are sluggish,” Ndong’ said.

Impala put up a brilliant second half display but that was not enough to earn them something from the match.

“Quins really dominated the set-pieces and we decided to fix that at halftime and we managed to get the points we wanted,” said Ndong’.

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