Win at weekend sees Saracens move to fourth place, displacing Nakuru

Tuesday, July 13th, 2021 00:00 |
Nakuru hooker Emmanuel Mboya in action against Impala Saracens at the Impala Club on Saturday. Impala won 25-19. Photo/PD/ALEX NJUE

Impala Saracens benefitted from a 25-19 home win over Nakuru RFC to climb three places up the log for the second straight time in the Kenya Cup at the weekend.

The win sees Impala now at fourth after displacing Wanyore (Nakuru) who now sit fifth.

The 11-team log standings have also been updated to have former Kabra Sugar back into second place with 20 points after playing their fourth clash in week eight.

Impala captain Quinto Oongo took the four points as their token for hard work after a tough match where the visitors brought in competent substitutes who grabbed the lead for a few minutes in the second half.

“It was a tough match but our hard work paid when we won and got a solid four points to take us into the top five from position 10 just two rounds ago.

The last play was Nakuru’s moment of forcing a losing bonus after they had given us pressure and luckily they managed to score once after bringing their substitutes but we were well ahead before the last minute fight,” Oongo told People Sport.

Nakuru captain Felix Okoth scored the last try but was unhappy the team dropped on the standings as a result of failing to at least draw or win.

“In the first half we were a bit shaky and we conceded two easy tries before we brought in our substitutes in the second half to give us a boost and we composed ourselves but luck was not on our side but we generally played well.

Had we started with some of the guys on the bench, we would have won this match. Impala is not the kind of team to beat us,” said Okoth.

Across the fence, Kabras Sugar  collected their fourth consecutive bonus win off a 47-8 win over Blak Blad to climb a place to second with 20 points, just four behind defending champions KCB.

 Unlike their previous encounter where Blad walked out of the pitch citing unfair officiating after losing the lead in the last minutes of the game, Kabras easily picked up from where they left in March when then blasted Harlequins 43-7.

The Sugar Millers scored seven tries for a big win which forced Menengai Oilers to drop to third place with 16 points.

Sixth placed Kenya Harlequins, Mwamba, Blak Blad, Strathmore, MMUST and Nondescripts complete the log in that order.

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