Kenya Harlequins beat Blakblad 21-17 to get their second win of the season at the Kenyatta university grounds.
Quins drew first blood through a try birthed out of a maul from the hosts’ 22-metre line the conversion by Lyle Asiligwa was also good handing them a 7-0. Quins enjoyed possession in the better part of the first half however Blad’s defence proved solid not giving room for scores.
Continuous handling errors would deny Quins the second try giving the students opportunities to have the ball out of their territory. A loose defence gave Kenyatta University students an opportunity to equalize through Archadius Khwesa who received a grubber from Kelvin Gathu the conversion was also perfect.
Collins Obure got sent off for an infringement in the scrum leaving the hosts one man less. A promising attack by the guests was cut short by a knock-on in the 22 area. Eden Agero would, however, make up for the mistake latching on a kick to score another converted try.
The second had the visitors dash past the whitewash first through Mark Omonding who got an assist from Roxy Suchi and the gap widened to 21-7.
Blakblads hunt for points handed them a penalty which reduced the marginal difference. Arcadius Khwesa then ran past Quins defence to make his second try while Gathu ensured the extras were also pocketed. The guests were continuously disadvantaged by their handling errors which the students took advantage of fully.
Moves close to giving the hosts a win were barred by a knock on which would be the final play of the game handing Quins the second win of the season.
Blakblad:1.Imbuye Baerum 2.Edwin Mutoka 3.Collins Obure 4.Obat Kuke 5.Sheldon Kahi 6.Humphrey Litali 7.Opiyo Dennis 8.Wanga Gideon 9. Dennis Mutethia 10.Byron Ogada 11.Fisher Munene 12.Ian Obukwa 13. Stormy Odhiambo 14.Archadius Khwesa 15.Kelvin GathuR
eplacements:16.Njaramba Laban 17.John Chege 18.Decaily Wafula 19. Trevor Ayombe 20.Wesley Kidinga 21.Arthur Wanjohi 22.Brian Wahinya 23. Ochieng David
Kenya Harlequins: 1. Brian Obwaya 2. Brian Waraba 3. Ayub Kimutai 4. Malcolm Onsando 5. Roxy Suchi 6. Herman Humwa 7. Mark Omonding 8. Kevin Angote – C 9. Nick Ndegwa 10. Lyle Asiligwa – VC 11. Dennis Otieno 12. Eden Agero 13. Dennis Omondi 14. Brian Onyiego 15. Mike Ochieng
Replacements 16. Boniface Ochieng 17. Elisha Koronya 18. Melvin Thairu 19. Mike Onsando 20. David Ahawo 21. Hillary Baraza 22. Dominic Osino 23. Iddi Kakai