Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lions stay third with victory over Nakuru

Leonard Mugaisi scores KCB's third try

KCB lead 17-3 at half time, en route to a 24-10 over Nakuru RFC who succumbed to their fourth successive league defeat.
The Lions were the quicker side to settle, dominating Nakuru in the rucks and mauls. Indeed it was from a maul that Derrick Wamalwa powered his way to the try line for the game’s opening try. Fabian Olando’s conversion giving KCB a 7-0 lead.

Derrick Wamalwa (black shorts) scores KCB's first try

It was more of the same from KCB, Ken Isindu touching down at the corner with Olando’s conversion stretching the score to 14-0.

Nakuru would get back into the game, making forays into KCB territory. Their persistent attacks forced the bankers into an infringement. Javan Murayi’s huge penalty kick cut the deficit to 14-3. The Wanyore would continue to press the bankers but seemed to lack the cutting edge when it mattered most.

KCB would withstand this pressure, taking the game to Nakuru. Olando’s penalty from thirty yards out gave them a 17-3 lead heading into half time.

Second half action brought it with a series of comical events. Nakuru began, putting KCB under pressure but the wiley Peter Mutai got his side out of trouble with a clever kick for touch that Nakuru winger Grahah Kombo failed to field. Young Leonard Mugaisi was on hand to gather the spoils, scoring the easiest of tries under the posts. Olando’s third conversion brought the scores to 24-3.

KCB would lose their discipline, match referee Raymond Oruo sending Anthony Ogot, Moses Mukabane and Edwin Alubaka to the sin bin in quick succession and with twelve men on the pitch, they were always vulnerable.

Nakuru again had them on the defensive, but for all their dominance their numerical superiority did not count. Larry Safari would reward Nakuru with a belaboured try after relentess breaches on the KCB rearguard. Murayi would convert this try, KCB 24 Nakuru 10.

With their full compliment of players, KCB went in pursuit of the bonus point, all in vain.
Final Score KCB 24 Nakuru 10

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