The win gave Heathens a six point lead over second placed Pirates (31pts)
Heathens 33 Kobs 17
Gulu 6 Pirates 63
Rams Rhinos (postponed)
Impis 3 Mongers 25
Warriors 5 Buffaloes 25
1. Heathens 37pts
2. Pirates 31
3. Kobs 28
4. Rhinos 21
8. Rams 10pts
9. Impis 5
10. Gulu 3
The Hima Cement Heathens beat Betway Kobs 33-17 at Kyadondo on Saturday to stretch their lead on top of the table.
The win gave Heathens a six point lead over second placed Pirates (31pts) and a nine point lead over defending champions Kobs (28pts) in third position from 8 games played.
Kobs' Davis Kiwalabye tries to break through Heathens.PHOTO:Johnson Were
Kobs started well giving their fans hope of victory with 17-6 lead after a tries by Ramathan Govule and Alhaji Manano with two penalties and two conversions by Joseph Aredo.
However, Kobs could not hold the pressure and a try by Heathens’ Michael Wokorach and a conversion by Aron Ofoirwoth before half time, broke down Kobs.
In the second half, Kobs could not handle a charged Heathens as they suffered several turn-overs and penalties which were scored by Heathens Kicker Ofoirwoth, giving the hosts a 19-17 lead.
Later Philip Wokorach and Kenyan international Vicent Mose added a try each to give the host a 33-17 win.
Kobs players had poor ball handling, ball passing, player support on top of decision taking which coach Edmond Tumusiime admits but attributes it lack of composure by his team in the second half.