Police secured a convincing victory on Wednesday as they beat Tooro United 4-0 to return to winning ways.
The Cops who were without head coach Abdallah Mubiru as he’s away in Burkina Faso with the national team had gone three games without victory, losing all, but with a crisis hit Tooro as the opposition at the StarTimes stadium, Lugogo, they were presented with an opportunity to end that poor run.
It is one they took with both hands, and by the time the referee blew for halftime, they were on the lead with two goals.
In an even half, Mubiru’s charges took the lead through Samson Kigozi in the 32nd minute. Tooro had won the ball for a throw-in in the center, but lost it, granting Kigozi a chance to showcase his individual brilliance as he drove the ball past the opposing defense eventually breaking the deadlock.
Ben Ochen operating from the right orchestrated the attack for the second goal that he beautiful finished with three minutes left on the first 45.
To be fair to the Fort Portal side, they put up a fight in the first half. They however, made it easy for their hosts in the second stanza. The Cops missed two clean chances, with Ochen and Pius Kaggwa the culprits.
But with ten minutes left on the clock, Kigozi found his second and Police’s third before Musa Matovu wrapping things up with his 84th minute goal.
Police goalkeeper, Davis Mutebi was hardly tested, but the two times he was called into action, he delivered.
Victory was Police’s third, and it was the first time they were scoring four goals in a single match. It was also the third time they were keeping a clean sheet this season. The previous times being in their 1-0 win over Kyetume and goalless draw against Mbarara City.
For Tooro who were conceding four goals for the second time this season following their 4-1 loss to SC Villa last week, the defeat was their eighth. It is one that leaves them 12th in the league with 14 points.
Police stay 15th in the table standings, now with eight points.