Champions KCB held off a second-half Homeboyz comeback scare to share the spoils (22-22) in the second match of a doubleheader at the Jamhuri grounds.
An Eliphaz Emong try late in the second stanza pulled the home team level, the bankers having to kick out the ball, visibly comfortable with the draw.
Prior to this, clash the Deejayz had won two of the last eight meetings against KCB. Their last win in this encounter came at KCB Sports Club where collected a 33-24 win on 17 February 2017 to end KCB’s 11-match unbeaten run that season (2016/17
The Deejays struck first, capitalizing on an error from Darwin Mukidza to give the home team a scrum on the five meter mark. Max Kanberi received the ball from the collapsed scrum to burge his way over, Asena adding the extras for a 7-0 lead.
Asena added a three pointer later on, Mukidza splitting the uprights from the spot to make it 10-3.
Asena was in the mix of things again, the green defence buying his dummy before the ball got to Leonard Mugaisi who went over for the home team’s second.
The bankers cut the deficit with a try, Mukidza failing to add the extras for a 15-8 scoreline.
Johnstone Olindi produced some fancy footwork to release Peter Kilonzo to touch down on the outside. Mukidza’s conversion sailed wide to make it 15-13 heading into the breather.
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Olindi opened the account in the second stanza with a three-pointer in front of the uprights to give the bankers the lead for the first time in the match before adding another to make it 19-15.
Another clean strike from Olindi took the scores to 15-22.
Eliphaz Emong then carried well to score the first try of the second half, Mohammed Omollo adding the extras to bring matters level with a minute on the clock.
KCB: 1. Oscar Sorano 2. Griffin Musila 3.Derrick Juma 4. Francis Mwita 5. Oliver Mang’eni 6. Steve Wamai 7.Martin Owilla 8. Felix Ojoo 9. Samuel Asati 10. Johnstone Olindi 11. Mike Kimwele 12. Brian Omondi 13.Peter Kilonzo 14. Isaac Njoroge 15. Darwin Mukidza
Replacements: 16. George Asin 17. Patrick Ouko 18. Nelson Nyandat 19. Nick Ongeri 20. Brian Nyikuli 21. Shadon Munoko 22. Michael Wanjala 23.Shaban Ahmed