Despite losing 19-7 away to Nondies at the Jamhuri grounds, Oilers tactician Gibson Weru believes his team picked important lessons they will use against the Red lions when they meet again in Kenya cup.
“It is disappointing that we started very well and then lost concentration in the final 30 minutes. The main problem was lapses in defence and concentration. We have seen areas we need to work so that we can avoid the same mistakes when we meet again in Kenya Cup where we will be hoping to overturn the results.” Weru said after the match.
The match could not be decided in the first half as both teams went into the shed tied, a converted try at both ends of the pitch. Nondies would of course emerge stronger in the second half, running in two tries and drilling in a conversion to see off the resilient Oilers side.
With Weru making a host of changes to his squad and giving second team players a chance to prove what they are made of , the result is not so bad for the team. Whoever according to the coach, his team will have to tighten their defence to win games.
“We will need to tighten the defence because three of their tries came from pick and play.”
“We needed to rest most of our players who have played week in week out so we had to give some time out again there are players who have been lifting their hands in training and we needed to expose them. We have seen they can keep up with the big boys and they can handle pressure.”