MMUST Rugby claimed the second win of the season defeating Impala Saracens 21-12 in a Kenya Cup clash staged at Impala Club.
The Makakas who were promoted at the start of the season have now amassed eight points from six matches. Lamech Ambetsa scored a brace in the win.
MMUST found themselves trailing after Impala landed a converted try through fly-half Anthony Odhiambo. Quinto Ongo added the extras for a 7-0 scoreline with just six minutes of play.
The Kakamega based then put up a strong fight to respond with a try. Samuel Mbeche gained ground from his own 22 after a kick and patient build followed before Keith Imbwanga picked charging blind winger Clause Shirievo who stormed into the 22 to score for MMUST. Nobert Lumbwani’s conversion tied the scores at 7-7 after 26 minutes.
The Kakamega based side headed to the break leading 14-7 with Jadha Abdon quickly offloading to fly-half Nobert Lumbwani who put winger Lamech Ambetsa through for the second try.
MMUST took a 21-7 lead to the break with Ambetsa returning to the scoresheet with his second try that was converted by Lumbwani to give them a 14-point cushion.
In the final, half Impala scored an unconverted try through centre Bill Omondi but MMUST held on a nine-point lead to win the match.
Impala Saracens: 1.Franz Obudo 2. Joshua Matasi 3. Brian Ochieng 4. Davis Makori 5. Rainer Omondi 6. Clinton Musonye 7. Jeremy Griffins 8. Cosmas Valentino – V.Captain 9. Sam Kimakwa 10. Anthony Odhiambo 11. Gilbert Odhiambo 12. Hannington Mmbaka 13. Bill Omondi 14. Alvin Marube 15. Quinto Ong’o – Captain
Replacements: 16. Kenneth Murangiri 17. Nesta Okotch 18. Tariq Ngige 19. Bill Arigi 20. Evans Omondi 21. Dennis Maina 22. Israel Soi 23. Edmund Anya
MMUST Rugby: 1.Kevin Toti 2. Gibson Perez 3. Collins Ngoko 4. Calvin Wabuyele 5. William Muhanji 6. Geoff Messo 7. Jadah Abdon 8. Felix Wamocho 9 . Keith Imbwanga 10. Norbert Lumbwani 11. Clause Shirievo 12. Habil Malik 13. Samuel Mbeche 14. Lameck Ambetsa 15. Isaiah Mulongo
Replacements: Mike Onyango 17. Karanja 18. Cornel Byron 19. Nelson Makhoha 20. Javan Olando 21. Felix Bukhutse 22. John Bahati 23. Elvis Amunya 24. Erick Cantona 25. Paul Odongo