Man of the match Lavin Asego kicked four conversions and created three tries as Mwamba RFC thumped Mean Machine RFC 33-7 in a Kenya Cup clash played at RFUEA Grounds on Saturday 19 March 2016.
Mwamba started the match strongly asking all the questions at Mean Machine defence but the students held firmly. Their resistance was finally broken after 10 minutes when referee Linus Kinuthia awarded a penalty try after Kulabu scrum had their opponents crumbling on the try line. Asego had an easy kick for a 7-0 lead.
Edwin Machanje had another try after a quick tap and go five metres away from the try line from another Machine infringement. Asego added the extras.
Machine would respond almost immediately with a break away converted try after some good interplay. That was to be their only score of the game. The scores at halftime were 14-7.
After the break, Mwamba came out stronger with inside centre Brad Owako fending off two defenders to score the third try and his sixth of the season. Asego missed the conversion as Kulabu stretched their lead to 19-7.
There was anxious moments on the pitch when Machine centre Richard Alai dangerously tackled Joe Otieno in full flight. Alai was sent to the bin as Otieno was replaced by debutante Anthony Mbugua.
Mbugua had immediate impact as he run a fine angle off Lavin Asego who had made a line break. Asego offloading to him on the tackle and he passed to Jeremy Griffins who landed the fourth and bonus point try for the Black Shirts.
There was still time for more as substitute Chris Asego received a well weighted pass from his brother, Lavin to step two defenders and touch down in the Promised Land. Lavin kicked it for a 33-7 final score.
Mwamba are still placed eighth on the combined Kenya Cup log with 61 points with three games to go. Their next game is against KCB RFC on April 2nd at Impala Grounds.