Uganda Premier League
SC Villa 1-1 BUL FC
Bombo Barracks Stadium, Bombo
SC Villa and BUL FC played out a one all draw in their Uganda Premier League fixture played on Wednesday.
After a goalless first half, Richard Wandyake opened the scoring before David Owori equalized for the home side.
The result means that both sides remain unchanged in terms of positions with Villa 3rd and BUL second.
Villa now has 24 points from 13 games while BUL have 28 points from 14 games.
Villa, BUL deservedly share spoils
Wednesday’s contest at Bombo pitted two surprise side of the current campaign.
Villa came into the season on the back of one of their worst top flight campaigns having struggled to fend off relegation for the entire 2018/19 season.
Before a kick of the ball, they had not lost a single game since the opening day of the season when they went down 1-0 at Kyetume.
BUL on the other hand are enjoying their best start to a UPL season having accumulated 28 points from 14 games.
They could have taken an early lead but James Otim struck over after Asuman Alishe had made a meal of Robert Mukongotya’s low cross.
At the other end, Derrick Ndahiro saw a free kick gathered comfortably by Sanon Mulabi in the BUL goal.
Saidi Keni saved Villa on 20 minutes as he denied Otim from close range.
Moments later, it was BUL’s turn to save themselves as Musa Walangira made a goal line clearance as Faizo Muwawu went in search of his second goal of the season
Otim was becoming a constant threat to the Villa defence and two minutes after the half hour mark, he shot wide from a narrow angle.
Otim the saw a ferocious effort from distance blocked out for a fruitless corner.
At the start of the second half, Nicholas Kabonge who had had a quite first period, tried his luck from distance but his effort went wide.
Villa was taking charge of the game and Ndahiro curled an effort wide after he was teed up by the industrious Owori.
Owori then missed from close range and only he knows how he did not find the target.
On 72 minutes, the dead-lock was finally broken. After Mukongotya’s free kick was deflected for a corner, Wandyake headed in the resultant kick to put BUL 1-0 up.
Three minutes later, Villa equalized through Owori who got his second goal of the season.
From there on-wards, both sides looked intent of sharing the spoils as none showed any indications of trying to win it.
After the final whistle, SC Villa’s David Owori was named man of the match.
BUL will wrap up their first round with a home game against Proline FC on Saturday afternoon.
How both teams started
Saidi Keni (G.K), Ibrahim Kibumba, Derrick Ndahiiro, Moses Kiggundu, Asumani Harishe, David Owori, Ambrose Kirya, Nicholas Kabonge, Amir Kakomo, Emmanuel Kalyowa, Faizo Muwawu
Sanon Mulabi (G.K), Denis Okot, Allan Munaaba, Walter Ochola, Musa Walangalira, Godfrey Akol, James Otim, Charles Sebutinde, Musa Esenu, Richard Wandyaka, Robert Mukongotya.
The other games played on Saturday
-Express FC 1-3 KCCA FC
-Police FC 4-0 Tooro United FC