Sepetuka Sevens Day 2 Live Blog

Hosts finish third
A 17-12 result over Menengai OIlers saw hosts Homeboyz claim third place at their home tournament.Leonard Mugaisi gave Homeboyz the lead but the Oilers responded with a converted try to lead 7-5.Mugaisi landed his brace before Harold Anduvate restored the Oilers slender lead at the interval.Oscar Okaron scored and converted his own try to win this for the hosts.

 

KCB claim fifth place
KCB claimed fifth place with a 25-10 win over Western Bulls. Bulls went ahead with an unconverted try but KCB regrouped and levelled through Vincent Onyala’s try. The teams went into the interval all square after they traded unconverted tries.Isaac Njoroge gave the bankers the lead after the restart, before further tries from Davis Chenge and Essau Otieno took them fifteen points clear of the Bulls, fifth place secured.

Monks finish thirteenth
Catholic Monks won the 13th place final with a 15-0 win over Nondescripts. The Monks scored their tries through John Isalambo, Ronnie Okello and Caleb Kiprotich.

Kabras to meet Impala in cup final

Kabras 38 Oilers 0:Jacob Okumba opened Kabras account with an early try and it was soon 12-0 after Fidel Castro’s touch down. Okumba capitalized on an error by the Oilers to land his brace, 17-0 to Kabras at half time. Okumba’s brace either side of Andrew Gathua’s touch down secured the final berth for the sugar men.

Impala 26 Homeboyz 19: Mark Kwemoi and Sam Onsomu scored for Impala either side of Bush Mwale’s try to take a 12-7 lead into the break.Humphrey Mulama scored after the interval to tie the score, the quest to reach the cup final hitting fever pitch but Richard Sidindi popped up with the try that restored Impala’s lead as the second half wore on, Kwemoi converting for a 19-12 score. Kwemoi then scored and  converted his own try,and despite a late try for the deejays, it was Impala reaching their second cup final of the season.

KCB, Bulls set up fifth place final date

Attacking from the first whistle, Davis Change went over for KCB, Ahmed Shaban missing the conversion. Stafford Abeka powered his way to the try line,Shaban nailing the conversion to see the bankers 12-0 up. With Davis Chenge sent to the sin bin, Quins surged forward, looking to make the numerical advantage count. They finally got points on the board through Edwin Okwema’s try at halftime.It was soon 17-5, Vincent Onyala with the try before Chenge sprinted to score his double and the team’s fourth try, 22-5 at full time.

Western Bulls raced into a 12-0 lead through Chrispinus Shitundu’s brace but Nakuru responded with Gramwell Bunyasi’s try, seven points separating the two sides at the interval. Monate Akwei scored on resumption, Nakuru just two points adrift, but piling the pressure on the Bulls. They huffed and puffed but couldn’t breach the Bulls stable, the narrow result seeing the Bulls through to the fifth place final.

Nondies, Catholic compete for 13th place

Nondies and Catholic set up a date in the 13th place final after registering victories in their semifinals. Nondies were 10-5 winners over Makueni while Catholic stopped MKU Thika 24-5.  Mwamba exited the tournament after falling to a 19-14 defeat to Mean Machine in the challenge trophy semis. Machine set up a clash in the final with Strathmore who posted a 19-12 win over Blak Blad.

QUARTERFINAL ROUNDUP

Oilers 24 Quins 19:  Sammy Muregi’s try in sudden death secured Oilers path to the semifinal after they had tied Quins 19-19 at the close of what was a very competitive fixture,

Kabras 15 KCB 12: Kabras landed two unconverted tries from Johnstone Mung’au andin between Ahmed Shaban’s try to lead 10-5 in a fast paced first half.Dan Sikuta secured the result for the sugarmen with a second half try,Andrew Amonde’s late try not enough for KCB.Keith Wasike benefitted from Leonard Mugaisi’s industry to land the game’s opening try.

Homeboyz 17 Nakuru 14: Nelson Oyoo responded for Nakuru Minutes after Mugaisi’s dismissal to the sin bin, matters all square at 7-7 at the break.Jeff Oluoch scored after the break, the deejays shading this one 12-7 but Nakuru scored off the counter attack, Edwins Makori touching down with Geoff Ominde converting to give the Wanyore the lead, 14-12 but Zeden Maro popped up to score at the death, Homeboyz claiming victory and semi final qualification.

Impala 15 Bulls 0: Derrick Mayar and Sam Onsomu landed unconverted tries at the tail end of the first half to see Impala lead 10-0 at the break. Sammy Oliech added a third try in the second half to kill off the Bulls.
Cup semis
Impala 26 Homeboyz 19
Kabras 38 Oilers 0

5th place semis
Bulls 12 Nakuru 10
KCB 22 Quins 5

Challenge Trophy Semis
Mawamba 14 Machine 19
Strathmore 19 Blad 14

13th place playoff semis
Makueni 5 Nondies 12
Catholic 24 MKU Thika 5

Cup Quarters
Impala 15 Bulls 0
Homeboyz 17 Nakuru 14
Kabras 15 KCB 12
Oilers 24 Quins 19 AET

Challenge Trophy Quarters
Mwamba 26 Makueni 5
Machine 35 Nondies 14
Strathmore 19 Catholic 17
Blad 26 MKU Thika 10

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