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Vipers, Onduparaka held as Maroons lose again

Vipers’ Duncan Sseninde (left) and Kirinya’s (Isaac Isinde) in action on Tuesday (photo by Vipers’ media)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League
Tuesday, 30-10-2017

– Kirinya JSS 2-2 Vipers SC
– Onduparaka FC 0-0 Bright Stars FC
– Maroons 1-2 Bul FC
– Ndejje University 1-0 Paidah Black Angels

The StarTimes Uganda Premier League continued on Tuesday evening with several games across the country.

Reigning champions Vipers’s quest to retain their title received its first minor set-back as the Venoms were held to a 2-2 draw away to 10 men Kirinya JSS.

Against a team they had never defeated away from home, Vipers who had won all their first four fixtures took a fifth minute lead through the exciting Noah Wafula.

However, league top scorer Joel Madondo restored purity for the home side with his fifth goal of the season a minute before the half hour mark.

Three minutes later, the students were reduced to 10 men when goalkeeper Didi Muhammad was given his matching orders by the days referee.

Smelling blood, the Venoms went on the offensive and found their reward with four minutes to half time when last season’s top scorer Daniel Sserunkuma converted from the spot to make it 2-1.

However, two minutes into the second half, Madondo was at it again, leveling the game for the home side for the second and all important time in the game with a superb strike past Mutombore in Vipers’ goal.

Depsite playing most of the game with 10 men, the Students who had lost 3-0 to Onduparaka last time out, held on to a famous point as the game ended 2-2.

This is the third consecutive season that Vipers have failed to take three points away from Kirinya in Jinja and have now drawn twice and lost the other of those three games.

Despite the draw, the Venoms remain top of the summit with 13 points from five matches while Kirinya move into 10th with six points from their first five games.

In Arua, inform Onduparaka were held to a goalless draw at home to Bright Stars.

The Caterpillars came into the game seated in third having won three of their first four games but failed to break down a Bright Stars side who had not triumphed in any of their past two games.

Despite the frustration by the home side the game was fairly clean with
only Bright Stars’ Andrew Kaggwa booked in the game as he was shown yellow with 11 minutes of the 90 to play.

The draw means that Onduparaka slip to fourth on the log with 10 points.

For Bright Stars who have now gone three with out victory, they now sit sixth on the log with eight points from their first five games.

Elsewhere, Maroons were subjected to their fourth defeat of the season as the Prison side lost 2-1 at home to Bul FC.

Deogracious Ojok put the visitors ahead on six minutes but in the added minutes of the first half, Herman Wasswa leveled the game for for the home side.

Maroons who had only collected a point from their first four games tried to see out the game but it was not to be as U20 National team player, Hamis Tibita broke their hearts with a 90th minute goal to win the game for Bul.

Bul FC now moves up to third on the table with 10 points accumulated out of a possible 15 while Maroons are rooted at the foot of the table with only a point from their first five games.

The final day’s game pitted two league debutants Ndejje University and Paidah Black Angels in Luwero.

The day belonged to home side-Ndejje who won the game 1-0.

The only goal of the game was scored Anywer Ntege who converted from the spot inside the first 11 minutes of the game.

Victory for Ndejje elevates them to as high as 6th on the log with six points while Paidah now slip to 13th with four points from their first five games.

League action resumes on Wednesday with two games as KCCA entertain Mbarara City at the StarTimes Stadium while Wasswa Bbosa returns to Wankulukuku as his Tooro Side takes on Express FC.

The other games played on Tuesday:

– SC Villa 0-0 URA FC
-Nyamityobora 1-2 Police FC

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