Homeboyz, Nondies storm Dala quarters with game to spare

Favourites Homeboyz, Nondies, KCB, Mwamba and Impala are in the last eight.

Action between Resolution Impala Saracens and Kenyatta University's Blak Blad at the ongoing Dala Sevens at Mamboleo Showground in Kisumu on September 8, 2018. PHOTO | ONDARI OGEGA |  NATION MEDIA GROUP

IN SUMMARY

  • Menengai Homeboyz beat MKU Thika 46-0 and Silverstone Kisumu 41-0
  • Nondies also thumped Kisumu 17-5 and Mount Kenya 41-0
  • Mwamba and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) were also too good for their opponents

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Champions Menengai Cream Homeboyz crushed Mount Kenya University (MKU) Thika and hosts Silverstone Kisumu to advance to the quarterfinals of Dala Sevens, the penultimate leg of the Stanbic National Sevens Series on Saturday at the Mamboleo Showground in Kisumu.

The runaway series leaders thrashed Mount Kenya University (MKU) Thika 46-0 in their Pool “D” opening match, before coasting past Silverstone Kisumu 41-0 to ease through to the main Cup quarterfinal with a game in hand against Nondescripts.

Nondies also thumped Kisumu 17-5 and Mount Kenya 41-0 respectively to book their main Cup quarterfinal ticket with their duel with Homeboyz set to decide the pool winner.

HATRICK

Mark Wandeto touched down a hatrick of tries while Brian Wandera claimed a double as Paul Murunga’s charges made light work of the students. Richard Alai, Bush Mwale and Jostone Olindi scored a try apiece while Michael Wanjala made three conversions.

Against Kisumu, Victor Odhiambo claimed a hat-trick as Kenya Sevens skipper Oscar Ayodi touched down twice with Wandera managing one try. Augustine Lugonzo converted twice while Johnstone Olindi once for Homeboyz, who were champions at Prinsloo, Sepetuka, Kabeberi before finishing fourth at Driftwood.

Fresh from winning Driftwood, Nakuru saw off Masinde Muliro University (MMUST) 17-12 in their first match, but stumbled in the second against Kenya Harlequin, losing 19-22. 

However, Nakuru  redeemed themselves to down Resolution Kisii 27-5 in their Pool “A” to advance to the Cup quarters.

Stanbic Mwamba and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) were also too good for their first opponents in Pool “B” and “C” respectively. Mwamba hammered Blak Blad from Kenyatta University 34-7 before overcoming Impala Saracens 24-7. KCB beat Surburbs 22-5 and Machine 17-0.

Collated Results

Group A

Kenya Harlequins 45-5 Resolution Kisii

Top Fry Nakuru 17-12 Masinde Muliro.

Masinde Muliro 22-12 Resolution Kisii

Kenya Harlequin 22-19 Top Fry Nakuru

Kenya Harlequin 27-0 MMUST

Nakuru RFC 27-5 Resolution Kisii 

Group B

Resolution Impala Saracens 33-19 Menengai Oilers

Stanbic Mwamba 34-7 Blak Blad

Menengai Oilers 28-14 Blak Blad

Stanbic Mwamba 24-7 Impala Saracens

Impala Saracens 17-7  Blak Blad

Stanbic Mwamba 17-17 Menengai Oilers

Group C

Kabras Sugar 17-17 Nothern Surburbs

KCB 22-5 Nothern Surburbs

Kabras Sugar 24-12 Mean  Machine

KCB 22-5 Nothern Surburbs

Nothern Surburbs 17-12 Mean Machine

Group D

Nondescripts 17-5 Kisumu RFC

Homeboyz 46-0 MKU Thika

Nondescript 31-7 MKU Thika

Homeboyz 41-0 Kisumu RFC

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