KCB leave it late to edge resilient Menengai Oilers

KCB Rugby winning run continued with a narrow 22-19 win over Menengai Oilers a Kenya Cup encounter at Nakuru ASK Grounds on Saturday evening.

A penalty in stoppage time made the difference for the bankers. The bankers have once again failed to pick a bonus point but will stay on top of the log with 28 points. KCB started off impressively scoring a try at the sixth minute and it was converted for 7-0.

Curtis Olago charges doubled the lead with a converted try at the 25th minute. Oilers pulled back six minutes later before the bankers scored their third. The hosts hit back at the 39th minute for a 19-12 scoreline at halftime.

In the final half, Andrew Odero landed Oilers third try that tied the scores at 19-19 at the 69th minute . A late penalty by KCB would lift them past a looming draw.

At RFUEA Grounds, Nondies beat Kenya Harlequins 13-8.

KCB Rugby squad: 1. Oscar Simiyu 2. George Asin 3. Curtis Lilako 4. Francis Mwita 5. Brian Munyali 6. Felix Ojoo 7.Elly Mukaizi 8. Peter Waitere 9. Michael Wanjala 10. Smith Muhoya 11. Stafford Abeka 12. Esau Otieno 13. Brian Omondi 14. Eugene Sirima 15. Levi Amunga

Replacements: 16.Griffin Musila 17. George Gichure 18. Nelson Nyandat 19. Brodie Kaggia 20. Rocky Aguko 21. Samuel Asati 22. Shaban Ahmed 23. E Omondi

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