Uganda Premier League
Police FC 1-3 Vipers SC
StarTimes Stadium, Lugogo
Vipers SC maintained their unbeaten start to the 2019/20 Uganda Premier League as they defeated Police FC 3-1 on Wednesday.
The Venoms, however, had to do it the hard way as they were required to come from a goal down to register a fourth victory of the season.
Hood Kawesa put the Cops ahead but efforts from Halid Lwaliwa, Paul Willa and Karim Watambala did the trick for the visitors.
Victory takes Vipers to 14 points from six games and now sit 4th on the 16 team log.
The Cops got off to the best possible start as Kaweesa headed home a Yusuf Ssozi cross in the 27th minute.
However, three minutes later Vipers drew level.
Paul Willa directed what looked like a weak shot towards goal and Hillary Jomi who was in Police’s goal, some how made no attempts to stop it.
Just before the break, Halid Lwaliwa headed in Vipers’ second to turn the game on its head.
Watambala then turned from provider to scorer as he a calmly slotted in past Davis Mutebi who had earlier replaced Jomi in between the sticks.
Vipers could have scored more but Fahad Bayo headed wide of the target before Willa saw an effort cleared off the line by Tony Kiwalazi.
At the other end, Haliwa was also on hand to clear Ssozi’s goal bound effort before it crossed thw white-wash.
Vipers SC custodian Fabian Mutombora then produced a stunning double save to deny Pius Kaggwa and Samson Kigozo.
The loss means Police remain second from bottom with just two points.
They next take on Busoga United while Vipers SC are at home to Express FC.
How both teams started
Hilary Jomi, Arafat Galiwango, Joseph Sentume, Yusuf Ssozi, Johnson Odong, Ruben Kimera, Samuel Kayongo, Samson Kasozi Andrew, Tony Kiwalazi, Sadat Kyambadde, Hood Kaweesa
Fabien Mutombora, Paul Willa, Aziz Kayondo, Bashir Asiku, Halid Lwaliwa, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Karim Watambala, Bobos Byaruhanga, Allan Kayiwa, Fahad Bayo, Geoffrey Sserunkuma
The other games played on Wednesday
-Mbarara City FC 1-2 Maroons FC
-SC Villa 2-0 Wakiso Giants FC