Kenya Lionesses through to the quarter-finals at the Hong Kong Sevens

The first match saw Kenya come from 12-21 down to beat host Hong Kong 24-21, thanks to Sinaida Aura’s hat-trick and Celestine Masinde’s try.

Lionesses team

The first match saw Kenya come from 12-21 down to beat host Hong Kong 24-21, thanks to Sinaida Aura’s hat-trick and Celestine Masinde’s try. Kenya played Belgium next and lost 7-5 despite Aura’s try in the last minutes of the match. The Girls then wrapped up their Day One campaign with 17-7 victory over Argentina.

Sinaida Aura's hat trick spurred the Lionesses to a 24-21 win over hosts Hong Kong in Pool B action at the HSBC Women's Sevens World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong on Thursday morning.

The Lionesses found themselves in a spot of bother, unable to cope with Hong Kong's early pressure and conceded two converted tries.

To be fair to the Lionesses, they hardly saw any possession and it took Aura's burst of speed from inside the 22 to leave her defenders for dead and land an unconverted try to cut the deficit to 5-14 at the break.

With the  Lionesses seeing more possession after the restart, Aura would land her brace,Janet Owino with the conversion for a 12-14 score but Hong Kong soon capitalized on lax defending to add a third converted try, the score reading 12-21.

Celestine Masinde would craft a try scoring opportunity out of nothing, parting the hosts defense wide open, stretching her marker wide before scoring under the posts,Owino sure with the twos.

Aura would win it for the Lionesses, scoring at the corner to secure the result

All the best team Kenya.

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