Tuesday November 15, 2016 Results
SC Villa 5-3 Bright Stars
Onduparaka 1-0 Vipers
Sadolin Paints 0-0 Bul
Vipers’ title chase hit a snag in Arua as they lost 1-0 to hosts Onduparaka to stay eight points behind leaders KCCA.
In a game watched by a mammoth crowd, the visitors under the tutelage of Abdallah Mubiru were the better side in terms of creating opportunities but were punished midway the second half by lethal Muhammad Shaban.
Despite missing defender Rashid Toha through suspension, the hosts defended solidly against an attack of Pius Wanji, Tony Odur and later Erisa Ssekisambu.
The win lifts the Caterpillars who have now beaten all the visiting giants to 5th on the log with 18 points, two behind 3rd placed Vipers.
At Namboole, SC Villa came from behind to win 5-3 against Kajoba-less Bright Stars in an open game.
Fred Segujja, a new acquisition from Sadolin Paints opened the scores with a header as early as six minutes but Paul Mbowa (from the spot) and Martin Kizza put the hosts in the lead at half time.
They would have been more up had Umar Kasumba’s attempt not hit the cross bar though.
A minute after recess, Alex Kitaata made 3-1 for the Jogoos with his 5th of the season before Taddeo Lwanga and Abel Eturude scored the 4th and 5th respectively before the hour mark.
Substitutes Martin Kivumbi and Joshua Kawadwa pulled a goal apiece for the Kawempe based side but not enough to deny the former champions victory.
SC Villa are now on 24 points in second, four behind KCCA while Bright Stars are 7th with 15 points.
Elsewhere, the Jinja derby between Sadolin Paints and Bul at Bugembe ended in a barren draw as either side fail to break the astute defences.
A point lifts Bul from the Red zone to 14th on the log with 11 points while the Painters are 9th with four more.
League Breaks again
The league goes into another two weeks break unless otherwise and resumes on Friday December 2 with two fixtures on card.