Kenya Harlequin made a statement that they are the sure, strong and superior kings of Ngong road as they devoured Impala Saracens 24-37 at Impala Club in the eighth round of the 2018/19 Kenya Cup on Saturday Jan 26.
Quins led 0-27 at the interval after three tries in the opening 40 minutes. Herman Humwa registered a first half brace with David Ambunya and Iddis Kakai also scoring.
Impala pulled one back a minute into the second half through Eric Kerre but Quinton Oongo sent the conversion wide. Winger Iddis Kakai would bag the fifth for Quins converted by Lyle Asiligwa and take the score to 5-34.
Quins would be reduced to 13 men and Impala took advantage of the two men absence to score a try as well as a penalty try. Davies Makori's try ensured Impala pick a bonus point.
That was Impala's fourth defeat of the season in eight matches and with Nondies beating Machine in the early kick-off, they drop to out of playoff positions to seventh with 20 points.
"Our defence was a bit loose," said Impala head coach Frank Ndong. "As long as we don't lose again we will be in the playoff business. We've learned the hard way."
Quins stay at third place with 31 points after their sixth win of the season in what has been a very good start.
Impala will be on the road on matchday nine, February 9, to Menengai Oilers as Kenya Harlequin hosts league leaders, the unbeaten, the flawless, best team of the season so far Kabras Sugar.
Kenya Cup week 8
Impala 24 Quins 37
Homeboyz 14 Strathmore 16
KCB 49 Nakuru 6
Kabras Sugar 46 Mwamba 15
Nondies 17 Machine 3
Blad 13 OIlers 24