Uganda Premier League
Tooro United FC 1-1 URA FC
St. Paul National Seminary Grounds, Fortportal
URA FC’s perfect start to the second round came to an end on Tuesday as they drew 1-1 away to Tooro United FC.
The Tax Collectors who had earlier picked 9 points from their opening 3 second round games took the lead through Michael Birungi but were pegged back by the hosts with Charles Musiige scoring the equalizer.
After a goalless first half, Birungi opened the scoring on 54 minutes with his second goal for URA FC.
However, 10 minutes later, Musiige replied in kind to draw Tooro United FC level.
Tooro who had only three substitutes on the day due to licensing issues, held on to register their first point of the second round.
It would have been a second point but the 1-1 draw with Kyetume was turned into defeat after FUFA ruled that Tooro had used an ineligible player.
It was well contested affair despite Sam Simbwa’s side enjoying more of the ball.
The contest saw only URA FC captain Shafic Kagimu booked.
Either side made two changes in the second half but could not find a winner in the end.
Yesri Waibi and Anwar Ntege were brought on by the visitors to replace Birungi and Cromwel Rwothomio respectively while James Kasibante took the place of John Byamukama for the Car Dealers.
The result leaves URA FC in 5th with 30 points from 19 games.
Tooro also stay second from bottom (15th) with 16 points, one clear of Proline FC.
The other games played on
-Kyetume FC 0-2 KCCA FC
-Onduparaka FC 2-1 Busoga United FC
-Mbarara City FC 0-0 Vipers SC
-Proline FC 2-1 Police FC