The Lions bounced back from last week's 5-13 home loss to Nondescripts RUFC, turning in a brave performance to beat Impala RFC 17-8 at the Impala Club on Kenya Cup Match Day 12. Following the win, the Lions jumped to second on the log with 41 points, just a point behind Impala who are on 42 points with two rounds of the league remaining. Ken Isindu opened the scoring for KCB two minutes into the second half when he charged down Innocent Simiyu's clearance to score under the posts. Peter Mutai converted for a 7-0 KCB lead.
Paul Murunga added a second try for the Lions twenty minutes later after defensive indecision from Impala. Mutai missed this conversion as KCB led 12-0. Eighth man Xavier Makuba was sin binned a minute later for an infringement and Impala used their numerical advantage to pile pressure on the Lions, earning a penalty that second half substitute Moses Kola put over, narrow the scores to 12-3 in KCB's favour.
Steve Oyaya soon scored a corner flag try that brought the hosts to within a try of overhauling KCB. Kola missed the conversion and the game was finely poised at 12-8 with ten minutes of play left.
With this being anyone's game, KCB killed Impala with virtually the last play when Murunga collected the ball after a poor lineout and touched down. Mutai missed the conversion as the game ended 17-8 in favour of the Lion left.