The bankers were unrelenting after the break, Bob Muhati going over for a 47-7 score before Mukidza converted Martin Owilah’s try for a 54-7 score
Leaders KCB ran riot at Madaraka, crushing hosts Mwamba 82-10 in Kenya Cup match day six action on Saturday 14 January 2023.
Going by recent results, this clash was expected to a nail biting contest and indeed, for all of the opening twelve or so minutes, it was.
KCB back row Felix Ojoo scored the first of his three tries, barging over the whitewash with Darwin Mukidza converting for a 7-0 lead after seven minutes of play.
Mwamba back row Eliakim Kichoi would then pick up a loose ball, embarking on a mazy run to score under the posts with Brian Kivasia converting to tie the scores at 7-7 six minutes later.
This would prompt KCB into a response, a rampant one for that matter as they scored two quickfire tries through Mike Kimwele and Peter Waitere, Mukidza converting both as KCB led 21-7.
Mukidza would then gather his own kick, beating three defenders to score and convert for a 28-7 score before converting tries from Kimwele and Steve Wamai as KCB led 42-7 at the break.
The bankers were unrelenting after the break, Bob Muhati going over for a 47-7 score before Mukidza converted Martin Owilah’s try for a 54-7 score. Mukidza then converted Wamai’s second try before Kivaisa drilled home a penalty to bring the score to 61-10.
Ojoo then landed twice in between Muhati’s try with Johnstone Olindi converting all to secure the result and sixth successive bonus point win for the bankers who stayed top heading into match day seven.
Blak Blad pulled off the result of the round, stunning Menengai Oilers 17-16 at the Kenyatta University.
Interestingly enough, it was the Oilers who went ahead through Davis Nyaundi’s try, Tony Oketch coming through with a conversion and penalty to give the Nakuru based side a 10-0 lead.
The boot of Andy Gathua cut the deficit to 10-3 at the break before further penalty goals from Kevin Karue and Lionel Ekesa brought Blad to 10-9.
Oketch then drilled home a penalty to put Oilers 13-9 up but John Oketch’s try saw Blad go 14-13 up before the two sides traded penalties, Blad running off with the famous win.
Meanwhile, it was business as usual for defending champions Kabras Sugar who crushed hosts Nakuru 42-0 at the Nakuru Athletic Club.
Homeboyz were 31-7 winners over Mean Machine at the Jamhuri Park as Masinde Muliro fell to a home defeat, losing 11-21 to Kenya Harlequin in Lurambi.
Strathmore Leos defeated Catholic Monks 35-15 at Madaraka.