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League rains goals as Vipers, Villa fall, Express win

Tuesday results

Arua Hill 1-0 Vipers SC

Soltilo Bright Stars 1-0 SC Villa

Tooro United 0-2 Express

Gaddafi 1-1 URA

UPDF 0-1 Police

Wakiso Giants 4-3 BUL

 

Fourteen goals were scored in six StarTimes Uganda Premier League (SUPL) matches across different stadiums in the country on Tuesday.

Of these, two shot down giants Vipers SC and SC Villa, while two others saw Express claim a crucial victory in Tooro.

For Vipers, it was their academy product Alfred Leku who headed home unmarked on 11 minutes for Arua Hill’s 1-0 victory at Barifa Stadium in Arua.

The defeat saw Vipers waste the chance to stretch the lead on KCCA, who face Mbarara on Wednesday.

The Venoms remain top on 29 points from 13 matches, just one point above second placed KCCA and three points off third-placed Express.

League debutants Arua Hill are now only five points behind Vipers with one match of the first round left to play.

At Kavumba Recreation Ground, Bright Stars picked up only their second win of the season with a hard-fought 1-0 home victory over SC Villa.

Midfielder Marvin Youngman scored the game’s only goal when he connected with a Nelson Senkatuka low ball in the first half.

The win moved Bright Stars to 10 points, just two places out of the relegation zone. Villa drop to 11th with 15 points after 13 games.

In Fort Portal, reigning league champions Express saw off hosts Tooro United 2-0 with Martin Kizza grabbing a brace.

The win sent the Red Eagles into third on the table with 26 points from 14 matches.

At Kabaka Kyabaggu Stadium, hosts Wakiso Giants came from behind to edge a seven-goal thriller in the 4-3 win over BUL.

Tom Masiko scored the winner to complement Moses Aliro’s brace and an Ivan Bogere goal.

The game’s other brace was scored by Ibrahim Kazindula of BUL, with Ibrahim Nsimbe also netting a wonder goal. But it was to be Wakiso’s day.

In Bombo, Emmanuel Mugume netted the game’s only goal as Police edged the security forces battle with a 1-0 victory over hosts, the UPDF.

Elsewhere, URA’s inconsistencies continued, the Taxmen this time drawing 1-1 with league newcomers Gaddafi 1-1 in Jinja.

URA also had Nafian Arionzi to thank for the point after the goalkeeper saved a second minute penalty from Sula Mpanga .

The visitors had taken the lead on 75 minutes after striker Steven Mukwala headed home Shafik Kagimu’s cross, but Yunus Sibira leveled with a minute to the 90 left to play.

URA remain seventh on the table with 19 points from 12 matches while coach Peter Onen’s Gaddafi are eighth. The league continues on Wednesday.

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