There were only three wins out of the seven match day games on Tuesday as Express, Proline and Lweza all returned to winning ways.At Kavumba, Noah Ssemakula scored three minutes into the second half to hand Matia Lule his first victory as Express coach in a 2-1 win.
Ibrahim Saddam Juma converted a penalty in the 32nd minute after being fouled in the area but Osman Wejuli equalised at the death of half time.
Ssemakula pounced on a well headed pass into his path by Herman Wasswa, who bagged his sixth assist of the season to score the winner which puts the Red Eagles on 19 points in 7th position while Soana stayed 3rd with 23 points.
It was Express’ first win since September 23 when they won 1-0 against Vipers at Nakivubo stadium.
In Lugazi, SC Villa were undone by a late strike from URA skipper Jimmy Kulaba as the tie ended 2-2.
Martin Kizza, a second half substitute had scored in the 66th minute to give the visitors a 2-1 lead following a stalemate in the first half that saw Sam Sekitto net for URA before Ambrose Kirya levelled with an exquisite strike.
The Jogoos remain second on 28 points but missed a chance to cut the gap between them and KCCA to three points while URA are 6th with 19 points.
Nelson Ssenkatuka scored his second goal in as many games as Proline finally got a first home win in the campaign.
The striker, scorer in the 3-2 loss to KCCA over the weekend looped the ball over Kirinya Jinja SS goalie at Lugogo as Mujib Kasule’s side now moves to 12th with 15 points.
The Jinja based side remain second from bottom with 9 points after no wins in 14 games.
Elsewhere, Vipers continued to falter after drawing 1-1 with The Saints at Bombo Barracks. Ezekiel Katende put the hosts in the lead on 19 minutes and it took intervention of Tony Odur penalty to hand the side a point in the 66th minute on Richard Wasswa’s first game as interim coach.
The two-time champions stay 5th with 21 points, ten behind KCCA who have a game in hand while The Saints are now 11th with 16 points.
At Mutesa II stadium, Wankulukuku, Owen Kasule scored the lone goal that earned Lweza all points against Police.
The goal came midway the first half in the televised fixture and lifted the Oranje to 8th on the log with 17 points while the Cops, coached by Lonyensi suffered their first defeat since Sam Timbe departure and are now 13th on 14 points.
In other games played, Bright Stars earned a point in a goalless stalemate with JMC Hippos at Kakindu while Onduparaka drew their fourth home game at the Green Light stadium after being held to a 1-1 by Bul FC.
Yunus Sibira scored for the visitors before Rashid Toha put the Caterpillars level to share spoils in a game that saw the Airtel Fufa Player of the Year limp off with injury.
Action resumes on Wednesday with Sadolin Paints hosting log leaders KCCA at Kyabazinga stadium, Bugembe.
URA 2-2 SC Villa
Soana 1-2 Express
Onduparaka 1-1 Bul
Proline 1-0 Kirinya Jinja SS
Lweza 1-0 Police
JMC Hippos 0-0 Bright Stars
The Saints 1-1 Vipers
Sadolin Paints Vs KCCA – Bugembe