Strathmore's deficiencies and inexperience were ruthlessly exposed by KCB at the Nairobi School, the reigning league champions condemning the league debutantes to a crushing 67-7 Kenya Cup defeat.
The varsity lads were swept aside as KCB took charge through first-half tries from wings Richard Kinyany, Sebastian Shivoka and center Andrew Amonde. Scrum Half Peter Mutai converted Amonde's try. Strathmore attempted to fight back, scoring an opportunistic try in this half. Front rower Franklin Amiani scored two tries before the break, while flanker Anthony Ochino added another try that Mutai successfully converted. Half time score KCB 36 Strathmore 7
Peter Mutai converted four tries in the second half which doubles from eigth man John Ahenda and lock Paul Murunga coupled with a touchdown from replacement wing Calvins Biko piled on the misery on the varsity lads who came into this match with their heads up after running Quins close in their league debut on match day one.
Final Score Strathmore 7 KCB 67
KCB beat Strathmore without ever shifting out of first gear and coach Bill Githinji even had the luxury of using almost his entire bench of reserves. The Lions were business like in their approach to this match that many, including this writer had expected to be more competitive than it turned out to be. While this victory was expected, the season can only get better for KCB.
Strathmore coach Mitch Ocholla now has a huge task on his hands to lift morale for their next Kenya Cup encounter while KCB will be keen to avoid complacency and ensure that they are in contention for a fourth successive Kenya Cup at the business end of the season.
It was a well worked win from KCB.
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