Nationwide Wrap: Moi Arsonist edge Eldoret RFC in North Rift Derby

In a hotly contested top of the table clash of the Rift Valley region,Moi Arsonist were lucky to run away with a narrow 13-12 win over Eldoret RFC at Fr Kizito grounds,Moi University

Eldoret were the first to strike with a penalty courtesy of Richard Omare. Omare would continue to orchestrate the downfall of the Arsonists by adding another penalty to make it 6-0 in favour of the visitors.But it was the students resurgence in the last five minutes of the first half that saw them go over in the corner thanks to captain Junior Mwenda with an assist from Eugene Omondi.The day’s halfback,Brian Chemase would convert the try from a tight angle to make it 7-6.

Eldoret would then add another penalty through Richard Omare early in the second half to put his side 9-7 in front again. An infringement by Eldoret in their red zone would see Brian Asoro split the uprights to put the Arsonists’ in the driver’s seat with a slim 10-9 lead.

Eldoret would continue to pile pressure on Arsonists with their hard carrying forwards pinning them down in their red zone. Omare used the advantage to slot in a drop goal to put Eldoret ahead with a 12-10 lead.

With about ten minutes to play,Arsonists came back hard on their visitors and they got a reward getting a penalty just ahead of the 10m line. Solomon Ngoya would strike it beautifully to put his side 13-12 ahead again for the third time.The students could then hold on to the slim lead till the final whistle.

With the four points in the bag,this means Moi University will finish the league on top with 32 points getting an advantage of playing at home in the upcoming play off games.

Nairobi Region Universities 

Stingers 24 -19 Administration Police

Daystar Falcons 34 – 5 TUK

Cooperative 24 -0 Pioneer 0

MohSpice 0 -24 Multimedia

KCA 22 – 12 Nazarene

Western Region

Vihiga 12 – 8 Citam Kisumu

Webuye 0 -24 Bungoma

Sheywe 24 – 0 Siaya

Homabay 0 – 24 Mbale

Jaramogi 18 – 17 Maseno

Rift Valley Region

Nandi BYE

Moi University 13 – 12 Eldoret

Kericho 0 -24 KPA Eldoret

Laikipia 9 – 6 Molo

Kabarak 24 – 0 Nakuru Kiti

Central Region

MKU Thika (BYE)

Embu 18 – 10 Kiambu

Chuka 24 – 0 Kimathi

Meru 20 – 23 JKUAT

Nanyuki 24 -0 Thika

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