AUPL: JMC Hippos Hold Villa in Physical Battle


Soana football club had a long evening to remember after The Saints fc tore them apart with a magnificent 4-0 thumping as the Namboole side stepped up their survival fight.

Patrick Senfuka ushered in the humiliation just two minutes into the game smashing in from Bernard Agele’s set up from a corner kick.

Isaac Kirabira doubled up the scoreline at the half hour stroke after Muhammed Didi collided with his defense allowing a cross to drop on the former Villa captain Who sent in an empty net.

Yasin Mugume piled more misery with a third just after a nine minutes interval again from Soana defensive mixup. The goal forced coach Charles Ayiekoh to pull out the porous keeper.

Hassan Musana completed the rout in the 82nd minute to give a huge relief to the new technical bench led by Basena and Oloya also raisng the Saints above the relegation zone for the first time.

Vipers 2-0 Sadolin
In Buikwe, pharm buy more about it was two goals from unfamiliar duo Sadam Juma and Sulaiman Mutyaba that brought down Sadolin Paints. The Painters now sink further in the table with three straight losses in the second round.

Away wins
Michael Kabanda and Fred Kalanzi struck in both halves to give Lweza FC a perfect win and thus dim Maroons hopes of survival. In the other games David Kiiza’s 34th minute strike ensured Bul FC recorded a double over table leaders, viagra KCCA FC. The same result was registered in Bombo where Joseph Othieno diverted Odur’s header into his own goal. The red eagles climb upto the third place reviving their race to the title.

Full results
Maroons F.C 0-2 Lweza F.C – Luzira

Bright Stars F.C 0-0 URA F.C – Matugga

KCCA F.C 0-1 BUL F.C –Wankulukuku stadium

JMC Hippos F.C 0-0 SC Villa – Kakindu

The Saints F.C 4-0 Soana F.C – Namboole

Simba F.C 0-1Express F.C – Bombo

Vipers S.C 2-0 Sadolin Paints F.C -Buikwe

Police 1-0 SC VU

League debutants JMC Hippos held giants SC Villa to a barren draw in a tightly contested and physical affair played at the Kakindu stadium in Jinja on Saturday evening.

The minnows pulled the Jogoos to the extreme from the onset with very well calculated and coordinated counterattacks only to waste the chances in the final third.

First half action
Villa’s Mike Sserumaga and Robert Achema rolled the game at exactly 4:00 pm launching the first attack on the hosts goal. Umar Kasumba wasted the chance just inside the first minute picking a well calculated splitting pass from Ambrose Kirya’s successful dribble before beating his marker blast the ball over the bar with the keeper already beaten.

The hosts quickly re-started the game on the right flank where Asuman Bajjampola raced to reduce the distance before he curled in a beautiful cross to find Wandyaka. The captain raised above all and thumped a header to the lower right post but to his dismay, order Nicholas Sebwato pulled one of those rare acrobatic saves to maintain the scoreline.

James Odoch’s boys kept on holding the ball away from the visitors while sitting in their own half waiting for that chance to break. But in the 19th minute, click Taddeo Lwanga came closest with a double strike which were well countered by Nantamu in Jmc goal even though the blues together with their bench went wild claiming the ball had crossed the line but fell to referees ‘deaf’ ears.

Six minutes later Sserumaga was again in the spot picking the ball from his half then transited to the other and released a powerful screamer which could only rattle the crossbar. Kasumba picked up the remains and headed in but his celebrations were cut short by the first Assistant referee who ruled him offside to send game into barren break.

JMC also had a goal cancelled at the interval. Wandyaka exchanged with Rajab and Bankene before he slotted past Sebwato but was ruled off.

The draw drops Jmc Hippos to 10th place with 24 points two less than their visitors who are 7th.

Jmc Hippos: Nantamu Michael, Jimmy Jalendo, Isa Magumba, Musa Walangarira, Godfrey Khalega, Kelvin Kato(55′ Walter Bankene), Richard Wandyaka, Ivan Lubale, Abdul rahman Rajab. Edrine Bageya(84′ Tweneboah Joshua)

SC Villa Lineup: Nicholas Sebwato, Misi Katende, Isaac Muleme, Henry Katongole, Jonathan Mugabi, Taddeo Lwanga, Godfrey Lwesibawa(60′ Karim Ndugwa), Ambrose Kirya, Umar Kasumba, Mike Serumaga(55′ Mike Ndera), Robert Achema(53′ Martin Kiiza).

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