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Oilers hold off Egerton wasps' second-half revival
By Dennis Gatuha | Sat 17 Feb, 2018 18:25

Menengai Oilers imperious form in fifteens rugby continued with a 32-10 win over Egrton University's Wasps RFC at the Nakuru Showgrounds.

The hosts were the dominant of the two for a large part of the first half but the visitors threatened to fight back in the second half. 

Rodgers Audi, Derrick Keyoga, Azziz Allan, Peter Wanjala and Rashid Shimoka crossed the whitewash for the Gibson Weru charges and no.10 Dan Abuonji added two conversions and a three-pointer.

Egerton only managed a converted try and a penalty.

Oilers now lead with 42 points, seven clear of second-placed Mean Machine. Egerton remains 10th with 10 points.

Dan Abounji opened the home side's account with a well-taken penalty and it was long before full-back Derrick Keyoga sliced through the Egerton defence for a try. Oilers continued to press for a second try and were rewarded when no. 8 Rodgers Audi combined pass and brute to crash over at the corner.

A try off a rolling maul by Rashid Shimoka, which Abounji converted, ensured the Gibson Weru charges lead 22-0 at the breather.

Egerton- under the tutelage of former Nakuru and Quins coach Enos Otieno- returned for the second half firing on all cylinders but it was the table-topping Oilers who scored first through replacement back-row Allan Azziz. 

As the second-half got to the halfway mark Oilers got their first points via a superb try and they increased their tally when their outhalf kicked over a penalty. They would, however, miscue two kickable penalties before Oilers winger Peter Wanjala drove the last nail in the coffin.


Dennis Gatuha
Writing about the oval ball is my joie de vivre
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