Strathmore survive late Homeboyz rally to keep playoff hopes alive

Strathmore survive late Homeboyz rally to keep playoff hopes alive
Brian Ayimba of Homeboyz is tracked by Strathmore's Arnold Muita/Photo/Dennis Ekanusu

The varsity students had a dream start, going ahead within the opening minute through Clinton Kasai’s try that was converted by Arnold Muita for a 7-0 lead.

Strathmore Leos registered a hard fought 30-24 victory over Homeboyz in the day’s early kickoff at the RFUEA Ground on Saturday 29 January 2022.

The varsity students had a dream start, going ahead within the opening minute through Clinton Kasai’s try that was converted by Arnold Muita for a 7-0 lead.

Brian Ayimba of Homeboyz and Muita would trade penalties as the Leos took a 10-3 lead into the break.

Collins Shikoli’s converted try after the restart levelled the scored a 10-10 before two Muita penalties in between Walter Omanyo’s converted try gave the Leos a 23-10 lead.

Joseph Amalemba’s converted try brought the score to 23-17 and the drama was far from over as Omanyo went over for his brace, Muita converting for a 30-17 scored before Homeboyz landed a converted try at the death, getting a bonus point for losing by seven or less points.

Despite the win, Strathmore dropped to fourth on the log with 30 points while Homeboyz are just above the relegation zone in tenth place on 10 points.

2013 and 2014 champions Topfry Nakuru rallied from a 6-22 half time deficit to register their second win of the season, defeating hosts Nondescripts 23-22 at the Ngong Racecourse. The victory handed Nakuru a lifeline in their fight to escape relegation as they are now placed ninth on the log with 11 points while record champions Nondies remained rooted to the bottom of the table on 7 points.

Masinde Muliro edged out Blak Blad 7-0 in Kakamega while Resolution Impala Saracens were 31-14 winners over Mwamba at the Impala Club.