After a brighter start between the two sides, Pirates were unable to weather the USIU storm and ultimately crumbled in the second half as the hosts added sixteen more points to seal the win in their opening home game this season.
Following Ramtu Hassan's try which opened the scoring around the half-hour mark, Pirates were required to do more in order to uphold the lead but it was USIU who found the going rather swift as they took little time to come from behind and take the game away from Pirates' hands.
Starting at fullback, Joseph Musyoki showed flashes of his vision from behind as he manoeuvred seamlessly through the USIU defence while on the counter. An impressive first start at fullback may have been promising but save for his missed conversion which hit the post despite being within range, there was little done by the Pirates to warrant inclusion in the highlight reel afterwards.
USIU captain Junior Onyango brought the team back to level terms before the end of the first half and hardly had the second half taken shape before he touched down again to land his brace. Flyhalf Charles Kuka missed the conversions to both tries but was spot on when Pirates conceded a penalty which he kicked to stretch the scores to 13-5 in favour of the home team.
USIU continued to push for more points and their efforts were soon rewarded when Dennis Lusweti finished off in the corner after several passes found him unmarked on the wing.
The loss now means Pirates are without a win going into the final game of the year when Catholic Monks visit Ukunda on Saturday, December 16.