Egerton come from behind to clinch win over Pirates




Egerton University recovered from a poor start to run out 24-5 winners over South Coast Pirates in a Championship clash played in Njoro.

The clash was one of the six scheduled to be played in the final round of the league phase but was in danger of not taking place due to unavailability of an ambulance on stand by.

Players repeatedly warmed up as the hosts stepped up efforts to get the game underway and with time moving fast, the referee made a decision to play two halves of thirty minutes each.

The weather was hardly convincing either. Light showers coupled with a fairly wet pitch meant both teams would resist the urge to play an expansive brand of rugby but the contrary happened as the game wore on.

Pirates were first to score, the lively fullback Joseph Musyoki touching down after beating several defenders in a brilliant solo effort as Pirates capitalised on the numerical advantage awarded to us earlier on.

The Egerton fullback received a yellow card for a high tackle on Luka Amani but no sooner had he returned than the home side had their first try. Lock Maurice Achola's converted try put Wasps ahead and they would remain ahead until halftime after adding a penalty.

Pirates trailed 10-5 despite playing all the rugby and should have been in control of the contest but were guilty of not turning the numerous chances created into points thereby handing Egerton a lifeline which laid the platform that led to the hosts' win.

Two further tries from centre Calvin Kiprono and replacement lock Ian Mwau along with the successful conversion to each put Wasps in the driving seat and at 24-5, there looked to be no way out for Pirates who live to fight another day.

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