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SC Villa fail to win again as Express register second victory on the trot

Express FC have now won both of their last two games (file photo)

StarTimes Uganda Premier League continued on Saturday afternoon with six matches.

16 time Record League Champions, SC Villa continued their terrible start to the current campaign, losing 2-1 away to Mbarara City.

The game which was played at Kavumba took a while to come to life until Mbarara’s captain Ashman Halisheh headed his side in front in first half added time.

Moses Basena’s side who came into the game winless in their first five games gathered some hope of a maiden victory this season when Bashir Mutanda equalized on 63 minutes.

However, those hopes would soon move down the drain as Mbarara’s record signing Paul Mucurezi restored the home side’s lead with 15 minutes to play.

The victory elevates Mbarara into seventh on the log with 10 points from six games while Villa slip into 15th with only three points.

In Arua, Express continued their fine run of form with a resounding 3-1 victory away to Paidah Black Angels.

Tony Odur put Kefa Kisala’s In front as early as the 6th minute to silence the mammoth home crowd.

The home side restored pride on 25 minutes when Andrew Kidega converted from the spot.

However, the Red Eagles who have now gone four games minus defeat restored their lead 10 minutes into the second half through Ibrahim Kayiwa who scored his third goal of the season.

Paidah went forward in search of the equalizer and they were made to pay for their less number at the back as Mubarak Nsubuga sealed the points for Express with seven minutes on the clock.

The Red Eagles who have now won back to back games for the first time this season climb into 5th with 11 points while Paidah drop into the bottom three.

Elsewhere, Tooro United held Onduparaka to a goalless draw at the Buhinga Stadium in Fortportal.

This was the first game that Tooro were hosting in the stadium after playing their first two home in Kavumba.

The draw means that Onduparaka now sit sixth on the log with 11 points while Tooro move into 12th having accumulated 5 points from their first six games.

In Mwerere, Bright Stars inflicted a second heavy defeat in two weeks onto Kirinya JSS, defeating the Students 4-1.

Bright Stars defeated Kirinya 4-1

Having lost 3-0 at home to Onduparaka on match day four, Kirinya fell behind to an Agustine Kacuncu strike in the second minute and.

A minute to the half hour mark, Nelson Ssenkatuka made it 2-0 to the host with his fourth goal of the season.

Bright Star’s lead was halved on 62 minutes as Kirinya scored through Fred Amaku. However, Ssenkatuka would restore the two goal caution seven minutes later via the spot for his second and Bright Stars third of the day.

With a minute of regulation time to play, Ronald Kayanja made it 4-1 to seal Fred Kajoba’s side’s biggest victory of the season so far.

The three points elevate Bright Stars into 4th with 11 points while Kirinya remain 11th on six.

The final game of the day saw Bul Bul thrash newcomers-Ndejje University 4-1 at the Njeru Technical Center.

Midfielder Daniel Shabena helped him self to a first half brace either side of Hamis Tibita’s penalty to ensure Peter Onen’s side go into the break with a 3-0 advantage.

Ndejje reduced the deficit to two via the spot kick which was won and converted by Dickens Kilema a minute into the second half.

However, Deogracious Ojick would restore the three goal caution for the home side with 24 minutes to play.

Victory for Bul means that the Jinja based side leap frog KCCA into second on the table with 13 points from six games. For Ndejje, they drop one place into 10th have managed six points so far.

The Uganda Premier League resumes on Sunday after when bottom side, Maroons FC make the short trip to Lugogo to take one Police FC at the StarTimes Stadium.

The other game played on Saturday:

– Vipers SC 1-1 KCCA FC

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