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Kampala defeats Makerere as DCU, Weatherhead share spoils in Hockey League

National Hockey League

Sunday, 17-03-2019

-Men: Makerere 3-5 Kampala Hockey Club

-Women: DCU 0-0 Weatherhead

Kampala Hockey Club continued their fine start to the 2019 National Hockey League with a 5-3 win over Makerere this past weekend.

Having defeated Rockets in their first game last week, Kampala powered past Makerere in a closely contested encounter that was halted for several minutes due to fans interference.

Kampala’s goals were scored by Cliff Otieno *2 Sam Mwesigwa *2 and Benjamin Mkapa.

Richard Musimenta, Harold Ntale and Brian Bayuule scored a goal each for the League debutants-Makerere.

Serving punishments from their previous respective games, both sides started Sunday’s encounter with a players less.

Makerere’s Levi Banyana who was sent off in the game against Rockets last week was absent and the team chose Reagan Atuisukire to serve the punishment in his place.

On the other hand, Kampala’s Jordan Mpiima had to serve a one minute suspension carrying from their previous game which was also against Rockets.

Play was halted in the 52nd minute when Makerere fans and the technical bench complained about officiating but the game resumed when the situation was calmed.

Kampala’s coach and manager Bernard Bwire and Markhtum Muziransa was also sent off for attacking Makerere players.

In the other game played on Sunday, Deliverance Church Uganda (DCU) and Weatherhead played out a goalless draw.

This was the second draw for either side this season after picking the same result in their opening games against KHC Swans and Rhino respectively.

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