The Resolution Impala Saracens Boks survived a scare yesterday afternoon at the Impala Club.
The Boks started rather lukewarm, a stark characteristic unusual to them. Fullback – Mark Kwemoi could have placed the Boks ahead in the first minute, but he missed the posts. Nakuru fly-half – Victor Nandasaba used Impala’s indiscipline to kick over penalty at the 11th. Impala scrum-half – Ian Mabwa ran past 4 defenders to score at the corner, but Kwemoi missed the extras. Nandasaba kicked Nakuru a point ahead at the 17th minute. Mark Kwemoi had the best of chances to kick Impala two points ahead of the visitors but he missed the posts. Nakuru loose-head prop – Edward Moseti added to Impala’s woes at the 40th minute, but Nandasaba failed to convert.
HT: Resolution Impala Saracens Boks 5-11 Nakuru RFC II
Patrick Mutuku scored at the 50th minute, but Kwemoi missed the conversion. Although Richard Asante was denied a try by the assistant referee who claimed the flanker had stepped out just before grounding the ball, he pounced on a loose Nakuru ball after the line-out. Bernard Rotich’s attempt at converting flew short. Impala’s lead was quickly cut short in the 65th minute. Hannington Wabwire scored but Nandasaba’s attempt at the posts went wide. Nandasaba however split the posts at the 71st. His successful boot increased Impala’s trail to 4 points. When it was all to play for, Mark Kwemoi scored off a 15 man maul. Rotich’s attempt at finding the posts went short.
When reached for post match comment, Resolution Impala Saracens Backs coach Oscar Osir confirmed, “Nakuru lost the match. We didn’t win it. If their two kicks off penalty went through the posts in the dying minutes of the game, they would have had the last laugh.”
FT: Resolution Impala Saracens Boks 20-19 Nakuru RFC