NAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 14 – Homeboyz RFC dented Kabras Sugar’s unblemished 2019-20 Kenya Cup season after hitting them 20-17 at the Jamhuri Showground on Saturday to see the Kakamega based side reduce their lead on top of the standings.
Abel Matanda’s try converted by Evin Asena handed the Deejayz victory after Kabras came off the breather to score two quick tries to hand them a 17-13 lead after the home side had gone to the break leading 13-3.
Homeboyz who were eager to become the first team to breach the Kabras unbeaten run showed their intent from early, Asena’s pair of penalties handing them a 6-3 lead.
However, John Kubu halved the deficit for the ‘rainmakers’ also via a penalty to make for some interesting phases of the match at a slippery Jamhuri Showground.
At the stroke of halftime, Homeboyz extended their tally with Max Kang’eri going over the whitewash while Asena drilled home the extras to hand them a healthy 13-3 advantage heading to the breather.
But the league leaders, eager and determined to finish the regular season top of the pile came off the break with guns blaxing.
Kubu and Paul Abuto went over for Kabras with Ntubeni Dukisa slicing the posts for both conversions as they took the lead in the game for the first time.
But, the never day home side seeking a top four finish in the regular season camped in the Kabras half pushing to get back into the lead. They did exactly that with reserve front tow Abel Matanda crossing into the try box and Asena shooting them into the lead.
Kabras almost snatched the win late in the game, but an unfortunate forward pass saw them lose possession as they narrowed down to the try box.
Meanwhile, second placed KCB narrowed down the gap between them and Kabras after a 15-5 victory over Impala at their Lion’s Den backyard.
At the RFUEA Grounds, Nondies picked up a morale boosting win with a 26-8 victory over Kenya Harlequins while in Nakuru, home sides Menengai Oilers and Nakuru RFC picked maximum points with victories over Kisumu and Blakblad.
Wanyore beat Blad 36-18 while Oilers were in destructive mode, thrashing newly promoted Kisumu RFC 57-18.
Meanwhile at the Bull Ring in Kakamega, visiting Mwamba RFC were handed a shock 15-5 loss at the hands of home side Western Bulls.