Kenya Cup: Menengai Oilers stun KCB in Nakuru

KCB's Peter Waitere (right) in action against Menengai Oilers.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Menengai Oilers ended KCB Rugby’s nine-match unbeaten run after withstanding a tough challenge to shock the visitors 21-7 in a penultimate Kenya Cup match played at the Nakuru Showgrounds on Saturday.

Former Masinde Muliro University star Jadah Abdon opened the scoring for Oilers with a try nside seven minutes of play, Abutwalib Wesonga adding the extras to give Oilers a 7-0 lead.

KCB’s Lionel Ajeliti broke away from the Oilers defense to score a beautiful try, he converted to bring his side level on 7-7 before captain Griffin Musila was sin binned for a high tackle on his opponent.

KCB's Davis Chenge (left) shrugs off a tackle from Menegai Oilers defender.[Washington Onyango,Standard]

Ajeliti missed a glorious opportunity to put his side on the lead after missing a penalty kick before Abutwalib Wesonga converted his penalty kick to hand the Oilers a slim 10-7 lead going into the break.  

In the second half of the game, Wesonga stretched the Nakuru based-side lead to 13-7 after a successful conversion. On the KCB side, Ajeliti missed another penalty. Wesonga added three more points to the Oilers with a drop kick to make it 16-7.

At the death, Clinton Odhiambo went over for the Oilers second try of the game to bring the result to 21-7 in favor of the home side who enjoyed a lot of support from their raucous fans.  

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