Christie Sevens Quarterfinal Pairings Now Confirmed

The cup quarterfinal pairing at the Christie Sevens fell into place at the close of day one action on Saturday 14 October 2017. Hosts SportPesa Quins, defending champions Kabras Sugar, KCB, Resolution Impala Saracens, Mwamba nd Nakuru all reached the last eight with a game to spare while Homeboyz and Oilers only secured their berths at the close of pool play. This is how day one unfolded.

 

KCB finish unbeaten in Pool D, Oilers slide into quarters

Jacob Ojee’s try at the death spared KCB’s blushes as they finished top of Pool with a 100% record courtesy of a 15-14 win over Menengai Oilers. The Oilers scraped through to the cup quarters as the best of three teams tied on six points.

Homeboyz join Mwamba in cup quarters

Homeboyz finished second in Pool C,securing a cup quarterfinal berth with a 12-0 win over Western Bulls.This match was scoreless at halftime but Mike Wanjala scored and converted to see Homeboyz  lead 7-0 after the break before Leonard Mugaisi extended the lead, a lead they held to the end.

Nakuru edge Impala to top Pool B

Nakuru topped Pool B with a narrow 7-5 win over Impala. The first half was a cagey first half highlighted by Sammy Motari’s unconverted try that gave Impala a 5-0 lead at the interval but Geoff Ominde converted Monate Akwei’s try to win it for Nakuru.

Quins claim pole position in Pool A 

A 26-24 win saw Quins top Pool A. Aaron Oforywoth converted Max Theuri’s try for a 7-0 lead before Fidel Olooreduced the deficit for Kabras with an unconverted try. Phil Wokorach converted Dan Sikuta’s try as Kabras led 12-7 at the interval.

Oforyworth scored and converted his own try as Quins retook the lead after the interval. His
Ugandan counterpart Wokorach danced through the Quins defense, his converted try seeing Kabras go 19-14 up. Eden Agero levelled for Quins, the match all square at 19-19 before Felix Ayange’s took the lead for Kabras but Herman Humwa’s late late converted try won it for Quins.

Blad,Oilers, Daystar left jostling for second place in Pool D

A last gasp try saw Blak Blad claim a 19-17 win over Daystar, making the quest for the second cup quarterfinal slot all the more complicated with the already qualified KCB facing off against Menengai Oilers.

Daystar shock Oilers

Daystar raced to a 19-0 lead at the break through tries from Meshack Obota and John Oliele who landed twice.

Daystar Falcons

 

 

The Oilers landed two converted tries after a period of second half dominance but Daystar held on for the famous result.

Homeboyz revive cup quarterfinal hopes

A 52-7 win over Nondies saw Homeboyz keep their cup quarterfinal hopes alive as they bounced back from the opening 15-22 loss to Mwamba.

With the Challenge Trophy awaiting the loser of this game, it was Homeboyz who got off the mark through Jeff Oluoch and Augustine Ligamy who each landed a brace, Mike Wanjala with three conversions as the deejays led 26-0 before Leonard Mugaisi exploited space in the Nondies defense to score, Wanjala sure with the two pointer for a 33-0 lead at the break.It was soon Wanjala’s turn to convert his own try. Another seven pointer saw Homeboyz go 47-0 up but Dennis Ombachi scored and converted for a 47-7 score but the deejays landed at the death for the emphatic win.

Quins,Impala,Kabras,Nakuru, Mwamba book cup quarterfinal slots

SportPesa Quins booked a cup quarterfinal berth with a game to spare, beating Strathmore 19-10.David Ambunya’s converted try gave Quins a 7-0 lead, Solomon Okia adding a second to give Quins a 12-0 lead at the interval.The Leos responded with an unconverted try after the break but Aaron Oforywoth scored and converted for 19-5 lead, the Leos landed late but it was Quins taking home the result. Kabras had earlier sealed a cup quarterfinal berth with a 34-5 win over MKU Thika. Mwamba beat Western Bulls 30-7.

Impala were the third team to reach the cup quarters after a 34-12 win over Resolution Kisii.Ian Minjire landed a converted try as Impala went 7-0 up and further efforts from Sammy Motari and Davis Makori saw the Sarries go 19-0 up at the interval.Ian Mabwas’s five pointer after the restart took them 24-0 and they would pile misery on Kisii with two tries from Tim Makiya before Kisii landed two late consolation tries.

Top Fry Nakuru edged Mean Machine 12-7 to reach the cup quarters.Monate Akwei landed twice, Geoff Ominde managing a conversion as Nakuru took a 12-0 lead into the interval.The varsity students were quick off the blocks after the restart, an unconverted try seeing them trail 12-7,Nakuru holding out for the result.

KCB secured top spot in Pool D with a 24-0 win over Blak Blad.Shaban Ahmed scored and converted to give KCB a 7-0 lead at the interval. Arthur Owira extended the lead after the restart, the bankers going 12-0 and it was soon 17-0 courtesy of Jacob Ojee before Isaac Njoroge converted Andrew Amonde’s try for a 24-0 score at the break.

Mwamba defeat series champions 

Mwamba pulled off a 22-15 win over Homeboyz in Pool C action at the Christie Sevens.

Mwamba and Homeboyz in action

Kabras Sugar began their campaign with a 38 -7 blitz of Strathmore Leos at the RFUEA Ground. Hosts SportPesa Quins rallied to beat MKU Thika 38-12.  There were also  wins for Impala who posted a 36-15 win over Machine, Nakuru who were 29-10 winners over Kisii while Western Bulls beat Nondies 17-15. Oilers edged Blad 12-7 as KCB beat Daystar 24-0.

Action between Nakuru and Kisii

Day One Results
Kabras Sugar 38 Strathmore 7
Quins 38 MKU Thika 12
Impala 36 Machine 15
Nakuru 29 Kisii 10
Mwamba 22 Homeboyz 15
Bulls 17 Nondies 15
Oilers 12 Blad 7
KCB 24 Daystar 0
Kabras 34 MKU Thika 5
Quins 19 Strathmore 10
Impala 34 Kisii 12
Nakuru 12 Machine 7
Homeboyz 52 Nondies 7
Bulls 7 Mwamba 30
Oilers 14 Daystar 19
KCB 24 Blad 0
Strathmore 7 MKU Thika 12
Machine 7 Kisii 20
Mwamba 26 Nondies 26
Blad 19 Daystar 17
Kabras 24 Quins 26
Impala 5 Nakuru 7
Oilers 14 KCB 15

Quarterfinal Pairings
Challenge Trophy

MKU Thika v Blad
Bulls v Machine
Daystar v Strathmore
Kisii v Nondies

Cup
Quins v Oilers
Mwamba v Impala
KCB v Kabras
Nakuru v Homeboyz

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