Defending champions Wananchi missed out on a chance to close on table leaders Weatherhead following a 3-3 draw with Kampala Hockey Club- Stallions on Sunday in the Uganda Baati Hockey League.
In a tightly contested affair, the two sides saw off the first quarter deadlocked at 0-0, but the Stallions drew first blood going ahead in the 17th minutes through Benjamin Akara’s goal
Jerome Owori then restored parity in the 25th minutes but KHC regained their lead thanks to Paul Kayanja shortly after to end the second quarter and first half with an advantage.
Wananchi came out a better side in the penultimate quarter and scored two goals through Collin Batusa and Jordan Acave with the latter’s giving the side the lead for the first time in the game.
But with eleven minutes left of play, the Stallions were awarded a penalty corner, and Stanley Tamall’s goal was the outcome, and the match ended 3-3.
Wananchi who were welcoming their creative midfielder Innocent Mbabali back from suspension had hoped to cut the lead atop to five points since Weatherhead were out of action over the weekend but came short of the task.
Wananchi remains seated second in the table standings with 39 points. That’s eight adrift of Weatherhead. They however have played two games less.
The Stallions who are yet to succeed in their attempt to win the league currently occupy the third position with 27 points.
In the other game played on Sunday, Weatherhead Historical drew 2-2 with Makerere Stingers.
Action returns on Saturday at the Hockey ground in Lugogo.