Jan 24, 2017
Impala Saracens Overcome By Strong Homeboyz Performance
Despite taking an early lead, Impala Saracens were overcome 13-41 by a strong Homeboyz side last weekend.
Quinto Ongo was first to open the score-sheet. His 16th minute penalty gave Impala Saracens the 3 minute lead but 4 minutes later, Menengai Cream Homeboyz number 8 Steve Otieno went over the white dust to take the Homeboyz into the lead. Kelvin Masai's conversion however flew wide.
Homeboyz who dominated possession & attacked with brute force registered another try through lock Andrew Chogo in the 27th minute. Tony Onyango converted with ease to make the score Impala 3-12 Homeboyz.
Collins Shikoli’s clean pair of heels would leave Samson Onsomu for dead in the 36th minute. His 40 metre dash through Impala’s backline defence to the try line was topped up by Masai’s left boot as Homeboyz stretched Impala’s trail by 16 points. The visitors scored an unconverted try in the 40th minute through prop Bramwel Mayaka.
Trailing 3-24 at half-time, Impala needed to come back out on the field fighting in the second half to make a comeback. The forwards upped the ante but had to wait for more than 23 minutes later for magic to happen. Brian Opar, last weekend’s Man of The Match peeled off number 8 man Duncan Ekasi from very tight angle. His hunger for the try box saw him side step and speed past Elisha Okello. Try time Impala!
Derrick Mayar came off the bench to taunt the Homeboyz defence. His 67th minute try scored at the corner flag, although not converted, seemed to signal Impala’s return into the match. Trailing 13-24 all the Sarries needed to do was keep the Deejayz on the back foot & keep the ball in contact.
The remainding 13 minutes would however saw the visitors take back control. Two unconverted tries by Alvin Otieno, 73rd minute, & Emmanuel Mavala, 78th minute, dimmed Impala’s hope for a comeback. The atmosphere at one end of the Impala Club erupted into euphoria when Homeboyz winger – Cyprian Kuto grounded the ball under the posts in the 80th minute. Masai converted.
Centre referee Mwangi Karimi blew the whistle for full time, the score 13-41 to Homeboyz.