The Star (Nairobi)

13 November 2012

Kenya: Bankers Make Light Work of Mean Machine

KCB crushed Mean Machine 49-3 in their Kenya Cup showdown at the University of Nairobi grounds over the weekend. The students started the match brightly and took the lead in the second when Kevin Ngugi slotted home a penalty for a 3-0 Mean Machine lead.

The bankers regrouped and piled on the pressure and Binab Were calmly kicked over a penalty to tie the match at 3-3. The bankers were soon in the ascendancy thereafter and Maxwell Adaka crashed over the line with Were kicking over to give the bankers a 10-3 lead.

Lock Dennis Mwanja then dived over the line for an unconverted try and a 15-3 lead at the interval. On resumption Machine fell apart and could not contain the rampaging KCB forwards. Adaka scored his second try for 20-3 before Anthony Ogot crossed the line with Were converting for 27-3

Darwin Mukidza then scored two quick tries as Machine players fell off tackles to extend the bankers lead to 37-3 midway through the second half Edwin Salamba then landed at the corner with Benjamin Ojema scoring the final try of the match. Peter Mutai kicked over the conversion

In other results Western Bulls upset Impala 21-14, Mwamba beat Nondies 12-10. Dennis Ombachio scored twice for Mwamba with Biko Adema scoring a try for Nondies and Filden Sinei adding a conversion and a penalty. Nakuru beat Kisumu 44-29 while Homeboyz edged Strathmore 2-15 at the Lions den in Ruaraka.

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