Mwamba Tame KCB Lions At Sodden Strath Grounds

Ken Handa intercept try was enough to help Mwamba RFC beat KCB RFC 13-7  in a Kenya Cup match played in intermittent downpour at a muddy Strathmore University ground on Saturday 2 April 2016.

The hosts started the match brightly with front row Oscar Simiyu touching down with former Kulabu boy Darwin Mukidza kicking it.

Mwamba were stung into action and they camped in the bankers danger zone. The pressure paid off as match referee Gareth Crawford penalized the hosts for an offside. Lavin Asego stroked the kick over to reduce the deficit to 3-7.

The Black Shirts were in imperious form bossing the Lions at breakdown with blindside flanker Tito Oduk having a great afternoon. Mwamba were also superior in set pieces managing to force KCB into errors at line outs and scrums.

As the clock wound down to the halfway point, second row Ken Handa timed his run perfectly well to intercept a pass and dash all the way into the try box. Asego added the extras for a 10-7 halftime lead.

On resumption, Mwamba continued dominating territory and possession and again KCB were penalized for an infringement at the breakdown. Asego lined up to take the kick but missed it. However, the referee ruled that KCB players had spoken at Asego as he prepared to take the kick and the mark was pushed ten metres ahead. The second kick was good for a 13-7 lead.

That would be the last score of the game as the rest of match was dominated by Mwamba’s rock solid defense and numerous erros from KCB. Mwamba’s Jerry Griffins and KCB’s Oliver Mang’eni were sent to the bins.