Rugby: Menengai Oilers beat MMUST to maintain perfect Kenya Cup start: standard sport

Timothy Okwemba (center) of Menengai Oilers fights with Western Bulls players in the Kenya Cup match played at the Nakuru Ask Exhibition Ground on February 1, 2020.Photo: Kipsang Joseph / Standard

The Menengai Oilers maintained their perfect start to the 2021-2022 Kenya Cup season after defeating hosts Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) RFC 30-19 in a one-sided game played Saturday at the MMUST field in Kakamega.

The victory also allowed the Nakuru-based team to maintain their league unbeaten position alongside Kabras Sugar after recording their fourth victory of the campaign.

Clinton Odhiambo went from a dominant push-over maul before Timothy Omela added the extras as the Oilers took a 7-0 lead.

Tyson Maina touched down moments later in a scrum again to extend the Oilers’ lead to 12-0 after Omela missed both.

Davis Nyaundi scored the visitors’ third try and Omela converted to give Gibson Weru’s men a comfortable 19-0.

Omela cut the posts with a penalty to extend the Oilers’ lead to 22-0 before MMUST secured their first points on a penalty converted by Erick Cantona to lead 22-3 at the break.

After the restart, MMUST added two more penalties by Cantona before Geoffrey Ominde sealed the win with a late try to get ahead of MMUST who, despite two tries, lost 30-19.

“A good win, earned five runs. The boys played well today, we were clinical in all areas and I’m happy with the way we played.”

“We controlled the game and especially for me the way we played the last few minutes was important. We had our strengths and weaknesses that we need to work on, but it’s a good way to end the year. “Oilers coach Weru said after the game. .

MMUST has now lost two games and won two before the Christmas break.

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