Western Bulls skipper Teddy Akala has recapped on their performance in the hard-fought 29-8 loss to Defending Champions KCB on Saturday 25, at The Bull Ring in Kakamega.
The loss, Echulusi’s ninth of the season, has swayed and stiffened the Kakamega based side’s relegation battle, and Akala has mapped out what went amiss during the game.
“From our end, the game was tough but okay. They (KCB) have proven to be a hard team to contain, and thus they capitalized mostly on our mistakes especially in the first half. Their tactics proved strong, especially how they spread the ball. They also cornered us in scrummaging, considering they are heavier. We also missed a lot of tackles and that proved costly,” he said.
Despite the undoings, the skipper was also quick to point out what, according to him, worked on their favour.
“I think we were solid in defence. We have been working on that after the (Blak) Blad game, and I can say we have upped on our defensive structures and that’s a positive note. What remains is working on our set plays, especially line outs and scrums. We also need to polish our kicking,” he said.
Bulls currently sit eleventh on the log with 13 points above Kisumu who sit bottom. Only one point separates them from safe zoned Blak Blad who have 14 points. They travel to face Menengai Oilers next on February 1.