Kabras Sugar turn on class in second half to register massive victory

Monday, November 4th, 2019 07:46 | By
Kabras outside centre Timoci Senate slices through Mwamba defence to score his second try at the death to seal Kabras 43-9 win over Mwamba at the Railways Club on Saturday. PD/ALEX NJUE

Former champions Kabras Sugar maintained the standings lead with yet another show of muscle and class at the Railways Club, without conceding a try in a 43-9 win over Mwamba in the second round of the Kenya Cup league.

The standings and second match won without conceding points away against last season’s semi-final opponent offers direction towards an interesting season for the sugar millers.

“We started slow in the first half because we did not get any proper ball in the scrappy situations because Mwamba played well in that half and put us under a lot of pressure but we also failed to be more clinical and take points. “We improved our finishing in the second period and that is where we got our bonus point and am glad we did not concede a try and that keeps us in a good lead,” Kabras coach Henley Du Plessis told the People Sport.

Kabras new signing Lawrence Buyachi gave Kabras a crucial try for a 7-6 lead at half-time. The hosts managed a penalty as the visitors pumped in 36 points to record the comfortable win.

“The training at Kabras is very intense and well organised and I had extra sessions with the strength and conditioning coach (Richard Ochieng) to attain the club’s standards. 

“It was a hard decision to quit as a coach at South Coast Pirates because I believed it was still in me and I had to play again so I made the tough call, Kabras came calling and I had to go and push myself and team mates to get the second Kenya Cup,” Buyachi told People Sport after his second appearance for Kabras.

Playing away Menengai Oilers, KCB and Homeboyz stayed unbeaten following respective wins. 

On the other hand, four sides: Nondescripts, Western Bulls, Nakuru and Harlequins on the other hand are yet to taste a win and they will hope the opening fortnight lessons will steer them to get it right in round three this Saturday.

The defending champions led Harlequins 29-3 at the stroke of half time to predict a comfortable win but the bankers met a solid resistance from the home team with 17 points as KCB slotted in a penalty to wrap their 32-20 bonus point win.

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