Kobs players after the loss to Heathens at Kyadondo Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Kobs 31-17 Rhinos

Kobs kept their unbeaten start to the season intact with an emphatic 31-17 win over rivals Rhinos at Legends on Saturday.

The highly billed clash between the sides that had not tasted defeat prior to the encounter saw Rhinos get off to a strong start keeping Kobs on the back foot in their 22 with Scott Olouch threatening on a couple of occasions.

However, it was Kobs that crossed the try line first. Rhinos were penalized near their 22 and from the scrum down, Al Haj Manano touched down in the corner with James Ijongat adding the extras.

The lead was short-lived as Rhinos replied almost immediately with Scott Olouch forcing it over the line from a scrum and Kevin Makmot converting.

Rhinos had a chance to take the lead after Kobs were penalized for offside but Makmot’s kick was way over.

Moments later, Kobs restored their lead. Davis Kiwalabye picked possession in the middle and threaded a pass to Ijongat who picked out Adrian Kasito with a kick and the number fifteen offloaded to Manano who raced to touch down between the sticks. Ijongat made no mistake with the conversion.

As halftime approached, Kobs piled more pressure and earned a penalty. Ijongat opted to go for points but his kick went way wide but Kobs still benefited from a scrum that followed with Brian Odong powering it over the line for the third try and a 21-7 lead at halftime.

After the break, Rhinos’ Francis Odong was sent to the sin-bin for a high tackle on Simon Makumbi and Ijongat extended the lead to 24-7 from the resultant penalty.

Makmot cut the deficit to 14 with the boot but Justin Kimono sealed the points for Kobs with the fourth try. Kasito cleared his line to Manano who offloaded to Kimono in his own half and the number 14 raced past the hapless defense, Ijongat was flawless with the boot.

Jasper Onen scored the final try of the evening to give the game a respectable score. Makmot picked the ball from the scrum passed to Onen who forced it over the white chalk.

Meanwhile at Kyadondo, Timothy Kisiga was the star man with a hat-trick of tries as Pirates demolished Buffaloes 45-11.

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Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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