Top Fry Nakuru ladies beat Impala ladies 12-7 to secure their first win of the festival at the Kenyatta University Grounds on Sunday 3rd February. Impala’s Rachael Adhiambo was first on the scoreboard as she dotted down a center post try with Ann Gorretti adding the extras to give the side an early 7-0 lead that they held on to half time. Second half was a Nakuru affair as Maureen Njoki’s side stepping skills aided her in dashing for the try box to score her side’s first try, Dorcas Nyambura converting successfully. The 7 all tie was broken when Vivian Akumu went over the whitewash extending Nakuru’s lead to 12-7; the conversion that followed sailed wide. Scores would remain the same to full time.
In the pool stages, Impala beat Comras 34-5 and Shamas 19-0 while Nakuru beat Bladbabes and Homeboyz 37-0 and 7-0 respectively to top Pool A and B respectively. Northern Suburbs finished top in Pool C as they beat Kisumu Dolphins and Mwamba 38-0 and 15-5 securing their slot in the cup semifinal. These three sides were joined by the best loser, who in this case was Homeboyz RFC who beat the hosts, Bladbabes 44-0 and lost to Nakuru 0-7.
Ranks five to nine were Mwamba, Shamas, Dolphins, Comras and Bladbabes, respectively. The hosts, finishing ninth, were automatically relegated but they did win their friendly match with the Egerton Hornets.
Mwamba beat the Dolphins 32-0 in the first ranking semifinal while Shamas Rugby Foundation beat Comras 20-0 in the second semifinal. Mwamba would eventually finish fifth overall after their 20-7 win over Shamas while Comras secured their first win of the day beating the Dolphins 25-0 in the 7th and 8th ranking match.
In the Cup semifinals, Nakuru cruised into the final as they shut the Northern Suburbs out of the finals spot beating them 24-0 while Impala’s narrow 12-10 winover Homeboyz took them into the final.
Homeboyz beat the Northern Suburbs 22-0 to finish third position overall.
Ranking after the first leg
- N. Suburbs
The next leg of the Women’s Festival will be on the 17th of February at the KCB Sports Club, Ruaraka.