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Yeak pegged back as Park moves joint top

Muyingo (right) scored one of Dream’s goals in the 3-3 draw with Yeak on Thursday (Photos by Futsal Media)

Futsal Super League

International Futsal Courts, Mengo

Thursday, 14-03-2019

-Equator 1-6 Park

-Mengo City 4-2 Yap Stars

-Elephants 3-5 Parakeets

-Typhoon 6-6 Bajim

-Aidenal 4-0 Kabowa United

-Yeak Kabowa 3-3 Dream

-Crown 2-1 Nomad

MENGO – With 10 rounds to play in the Futsal Super League, the top two are separated by just goal difference.

Such a scenario was unimaginable two weeks ago as Yeak Kabowa looked on course to running away with the title, blowing away opponents with ease.

However, the last two games have seen them add only a point to their tally, losing to their closest challengers in the process.

On Thursday, the Kabowa based side failed to win for the second game running as they played out a thrilling 3-3 draw with defending champions Dream.

After a pulsating first half, the two heavy weights were locked at 2-2 with Yeak striking through Emma Magembe and Enock Ssebagala while Dream’s goals were scored by Jamal Muyingo and John Ssegawa.

In the second, either side struck once as Ssegawa scored his second and third for Dream on the day before Innocent Kiwanuka ensured a share of the spoils in the end.

Yeak who have now lost to Park and drawn with Dream in the last two games, still lead the standings with 36 points from 16 games.

For Dream, they drop into 4th having accumulated 30 points so far.

For second placed Park, they did their title bid a whole lot of favour as they crashed Equator 6-1 in the day’s opening game.

Inspirational Captain and top scorer Iddi Babu continued his fine scoring form, grabbing a treble on the day.

Park Captain Babu (right) questions an official’s call in the 6-1 win over equator on Thursday

Aziku Joshua *2 and Shafick Mulangira scored the other three goals for Park while Davis Arinda grabbed Equator’s consolation.

The win for Park sees them remain second in the standings, level on points (36) with leaders Yeak but with an inferior goal difference (-5).

Equator on the other end remain 9th with 20 points from 16 games so far.

In the day’s most entertaining game, Bajim and Typhoon played out to a mouth-watering 6-6 draw.

Typhoon started the game strongly, leading 4-2 by halftime thanks to Umar Ssebuliba *2, Rogers Mugisha and Abdallah Maawiya while Jophesi Njuki and Isaac Mubiru scored for Bajim.

In the second, it was Bajim who took the initiative, winning it 4-2 to ensure the game ends 6-6 at the sound of the final whistle.

Bajim’s four goals in the second period were scored by Mubiru Derrick and Franco Sunday, each striking a brace. A Kiberu own goal and another Ssebuliba strike were the two occasions on which Typhoon rattled the back of the net in the final 15 minutes.

Typhoon now maintain 7th spot on the standings, one point and position ahead of Bajim who now have 23 (Points).

The only side not to find the back of the net on the day was struggling Kabowa United who lost 4-0 to resurgent Aidenal.

Michael Kasozi struck early in the game to hand Aidenal the lead, one they held until the end of the first period.

In the second, Aidenal added three more through Christopher Sserugo and Joseph Ssonko *2 to win the encounter comfortably.

This is Aidenal’s second win on the trot and it sees them move up into 11th on the standings with 18 points.

The loss for Kabowa is their 11th of the season and it leaves them with just 9 points accumulated with 16 games played. They are separated from bottom side, Yap Stars by just three points.

In the other games played on the day, Crown defeated Nomad 2-1, Parakeets were 5-3 winners over Elephants while Mengo City overcame Yap Stars 4-2.

Yeak’s Shafik Avemah still tops the scoring charts with 26 points, only one ahead of Park’s Iddi Babu (25).

The next round of fixtures will be played next Thursday, 21-03-2019 with all the 14 teams once again in action.

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