‘Strath’ target Kenya Cup play-offs after Kisii victory

Strathmore Leos are still in contention for a play-off spot following their 21-14 win over Kisii RFC at the Gusii Stadium in the sole Kenya Cup match played last Saturday.

The win leaves Strathmore in sixth position, the final play-off slot, with 25 points owing to their five wins and as many bonus points and now trail fifth-placed Kenya Harlequins by three points.

With two rounds left before the cup knock- out stages begin with the quarter-finals on March 10, the students will be looking forward to one more win or bonus points to stay in contention for the lucrative play-off spot.

Strathmore will play Impala away this weekend and later host Homeboyz as seventh-placed Nakuru, also chasing a play-off berth, welcome Nondies and thereafter visit Mwamba.

The fixture was originally slated for December 9 but was postponed to allow Strathmore seat for their exams. Leos led 14-0 courtesy of Clinton Imbuye and John Oduk converted tries but their lead was short- lived as the hosts staged a comeback off two converted tries dotted by Brian Mokua and Aggrey Kituyi with the conversions drilled in by John Ochar for a 14-14 stalemate at the break.

On resumption, the visitors crossed over the chalk through Oduk with Gideon Makumi’s boot posting their third conversion for a 21-14 win. Meanwhile, Harlequins’ second side climbed to fourth place in the ongoing Eric Shirley Shield courtesy of an away 17-3 win over Blak Blad II, displacing Kabras II as a result. Quins II now have 30 points, fifth-placed Kabras II in 28 while Blad II remain 10th with eight points.

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