Nakuru edged their hometown rivals Menengai Oilers 19-17 in a Kenya Cup match staged at Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday.
Oilers bagged a converted try in the opening minutes of the clash while Nakuru responded with an unconverted try. The hosts Nakuru then landed second try through Philip Owour to take a 12-7 lead to the break.
On return from the break, Gibson Weru charges got an unconverted try to draw level at 12-12. Derrick Keyoga’s high tackle on Gramwel Bunyasi who was about to score prompted referee Constant Cap to award a penalty try that propelled Nakuru to a 19-12 lead.
In the closing minutes, Oilers scored through Timothy Okwemba but failure to add the extras saw them miss the opportunity to tie the scores. Nakuru would hold on to win the clash revenging a 31-5 loss in the first leg.
Nakuru 1. Felix Omondi 2 Emmanuel Mboya 3.Ezekiel Waitere 4.Amos Obae 5.Philip Owuor 6.Kelvin Kabole 7.Cassius Omollo 8.Edwin Makori 9.Jenkins Kipruto 10.Fredrick Odongo 11.Hannington Wabwire 12.Oscar Ouma 13.John Okoth 14.Gramwel Bunyasi 15.Collins Onyango
Replacements 16.John Mbugua 17.Newton Okeyo 18.Godfrey Gitau 19.Kennedy Mwangi 20.Charles Odongo 21.Anthony Oyugi 22.Duncan Abuyeka 23.Teddy Agutu
Oilers: 1. Edward Mwaura 2. Hughes Anjera 3. Emmanuel Mulla 4. Javan Ateh- C 5. Edwin Abungana 6. Dalmus Chituyi 7. Samuel were 8. Rodgers Audi 9. Andrew Odero 10. Davis Nyaundi 11. Austin Sikutwa 12. Emman Okwako 13. Mark Kwemoi 14. Timothy Okwemba 15. Derrick Keyoga
Replacements: 16. Hillary Malweyi 17. Francis Atiti 18. Vincent Mwikali 19. Brian Ndirangu 20. Nickson Ochieng 21. Geoffery Ominde 22. Nickson Mogire 23. Brighton Maluki*