UPDF FC 3-0 Blacks Power FC
Express FC 1-1 Wakiso Giants FC
BUL FC 2-2 Soltilo Bright Stars FC
Onduparaka FC 2-2 Arua Hill FC
UPDF were Friday’s top scorers and the day’s only winners as the other three fixtures failed to separate themselves.
The soldiers were comfortable 3-0 winners over relegation threatened Blacks Power in Bombo to move two places clear of the drop zone.
UPDF’s three goals added to the 10 scored in the other three matches of the day.
Pilsner Man of the Match Ivan Ahimbisibwe grabbed a brace and Christopher Kamagu added another goal in the soldiers emphatic victory.
UPDF’s only sixth win has the army men in 12th place on 25 points after 24 StarTimes Uganda Premier League matches.
Blacks Power remain second from bottom on 19 points from 23 matches.
Ahimbisibwe opened the scoring for hosts UPDF inside the second minute when he buried Derrick Were’s pass.
Kamagu made it 2-0 on 35 minutes before Ahimbisibwe completed his brace on 50 minutes when he connected home Jibril Nsimbe’s ball.
Catalogue of stalemates
The other three games of matchday 25 failed to produce a winner.
Express had to come from behind to earn a point at home to Wakiso Giants at Wankululuku.
Allan Kayiwa struck 18 minutes from full time to cancel out Shariph Kimbowa’s 66th minute opener and deny the visitors maximum points.
Express move to 30 points in eighth place after 23 matches while Wakiso are just a place and point above them.
At the Fufa Technical Centre in Njeru, BUL and Soltilo Bright Stars exchanged leads at different intervals but had to settle for a 2-2 draw in the end.
Ibrahim Mugulusi gave the hosts a fifth minute lead but Fiat Cleophus levelled for Bright Stars before the break.
Nelson Senkatuka then put the Stars ahead for the first time in the game on 47 minutes but Anthony Mayanja’s strike six minutes from full time ensured a share of spoils.
BUL, who have struggled in the second round of the season, are now sixth on 32 points after 23 matches. Bright Stars are 11th on 29 points.
In the West Nile derby, relegation doomed Onduparaka needed an injury time goal from Emmanuel Okech to earn a point in the 2-2 draw with Arua Hill SC.
Rashid Toha had given the guests an 18 minute lead but Rashid Yakin levelled five minutes later.
Gaddafi Wahab restored Arua Hill’s lead from a direct free kick on 70 minutes but Okech rescued the home side’s pride and a point in the third minute of added time.