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Arrows 24 – 36 Ever Green
Prison Spears 33 – 24 UPDF
In the other game of the day, Ever Green claimed their first win the battle of the bottom 2 as they beat Arrows 36 – 24. It was much needed win for the Ever Green as they had send a message to the rest that they are still a side not to be stepped on. They stamped their authority by ending the first half with a solid 7 goals.
As if they looked as though they had switched off at the beginning of the second half, they took a quick time out and regrouped to claim all the 2 points.
Semuwemba Patrick and Ephraim Bukenya top scored for Ever Green with 9 and 7 goals respectively who also had their goal keepers to thank for the fantastic stops they made all through the game.
Arrows on the other hand, who seemed affected by their absence of their inspirational player, Richard Wandera due to suspension, had Angutoko Gerald to thank who top scored for them with 9 goals but this didn’t stop Ever Green from taking the day. The result however doesn’t change the 2 teams positioning as Ever Green stays 6th while Arrows stays 7th on the table log.
It was a battle of the top 2 in the Uganda Handball Super League as Prison Spears took on champions UPDF in a breathtaking encounter on Saturday. Prison came in the game trying to stamp their authority after missing out on the championship last season while the army side wanted to silence them with a comfortable win and maintain top position.
It didn’t work out in the champions’ favor as by the end of the first half, UPDF was down by 5 goals: 15 – 10 in favor of Prison. Second half started rather well with the champions scoring 3 quick goals to narrow the gap to 2 goals but this looked like it was just another bad day in office for the army side as they lost concentration and allowed Spears to take command of the game once again.
The game ended 33 – 24 in favor of Prison with Oburu Jimmy top scoring for Prison with 8 goals while Akena Dominic and Ibrahim Kongo added 7 and 6 respectively.
UPDF had Chester Aronlong in double figures scoring 13 goals while Hassan Male, Odora Patrick and Otego each added 3 goals. The result took Prison to the top of the table with a better goal difference and a game in hand but both UPDF and Prison have the same points, 8 for all.
The only ladies game that was meant to be played earlier didn’t take off as the Police Lady Metro got issues with transport and so couldn’t make it in time. This was therefore left for committee to decide on whether to refix the game or give UPDF all the points given the rules of the game.
The first round of the Uganda handball super league will be concluded with next weekend’s games still to be played at Kyambogo University grounds.