A Fahad Bayo double and Brian Kalumba's late strike help Vipers to a huge victory over Express at Kitende.
UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE
Live reporting by Joseph Kizza & Richard Sanya
FULL TIME: Vipers 3 - 0 Express
5:00pm | It's a wrap
That's all we've had for you today. Thank you for following along.
4:57pm | FULL TIME: Golola Moses happy
Of the two coaches, one is walking off the pitch the happier, more contented.
Edward Golola is his name.
The same cannot be said of George Ssimwogerere.
They will have a good night's sleep . . .
. . . not quite for them. Time to ponder what could have been. What went wrong.
4:50pm | FULL TIME: A huge victory for The Venoms
A huge three points.
90+2' min | GOAL! - Vipers
Make that three!
And what a topping on the cake by second-half substitute Brian Kalumba to wrap up a massive win for the hosts.
85 min | CLOSE! - Vipers
That was close!
Bayo can't believe the missed chance. The effort is by Aziz Kayondo.
78 min | GOAL! - Vipers
Fahad Bayo is the man of the day. The Vipers man makes it two for the hosts. BANG!
76 min | Vipers getting close to second
Express' Yiga Muhammed gets into the referee Ali Sabila's book.
70 min | CLOSE! - Vipers
Skipper Halid Waliwa has missed a header.
65 min | Sserunkuma off, Kalumba on
Earlier, Vipers made their first substitution.
Forward Dan Sserunkuma comes off and on comes Brian Kalumba.
63 min | The crowds at St. Mary's Stadium
The passion of the game.
4:01pm | SECOND HALF UNDER WAY
Action resumes . . .
3:56pm | HALF TIME: Hosts leading
How did you find the first half action?
45 min | HALF TIME: Hosts leading
That's all for the opening 45 minutes. Fahad Bayo's stunning goal in the eighth minute separates the two sides.
Time for half-time oranges.
43 min | Ref is watching
Getting physical, eh?
The referee is watching.
Two minutes to half time at St. Mary's Stadium.
40 min | Another goal . . . anyone?
We are left with five minutes to get into the dressing rooms. Can we have a goal before the break?
Another goal for Vipers would give them a crucial cushion.
An equaliser by Express, however, would make for an interesting second half.
35 min | Vipers commanding proceedings
It is still Vipers in control. Both sides have had chances. We could have been seeing a healthier scoreline by now.
30 min | Chances for Bayo
Half an hour on the clock it is - and we have seen plenty of action since kickoff.
Fahad Bayo would be on a hattrick at this point. A chance falls to the spritely forward, but he is not quick enough to get to a deliciously delivered freekick by Bobosi Byaruhanga.
Again, Bayo is through on goal, but Express goalie Kyamera has seen enough of the attacker to allow him score again.
On the other end, Mutombora is tested by Fank Ssenyondo, but the effort, while it is a good idea, is not good enough to trouble the Venoms keeper.
23 min | Mascot
Have you seen the Vipers mascot?
16 min | End to end stuff
It has been a bright start for the hosts. Industrious Dan Sserunkuuma makes a run into the final third, passes to goalscorer Bayo but Express goalkeeper Tony Kyamera will not be troubled much.
Meanwhile, focus is soon on the other end of the pitch. The Red Eagles' Muhammad Yiga tries his luck several yards out, and only does well to draw home keeper Fabien Mutombora into a fine save.
We have a contest here.
12 min | Hosts in control
It has been a blistering start for the home side.
8 min | GOAL - Vipers in the lead
That was quick!
Fahad Bayo is the man on target for the hosts - and what a flip to mark his celebration! Game on!
3:00pm | KICK OFF!
And we are under way at St. Mary Stadium in Kitende. Who will make it three out of three wins?
Have you warmed up for the game? Are you at Kitende?
THE TEAMS ARE OUT . . .
Here are the coaching benches . . .
2:48pm | Battle of 4th and 8th
Both sides come into Saturday's game on the back two successive wins, with Vipers in fourth place and Express four places lower on the log in eighth.
In their last game, the Venoms were away at Police, and collected maximum points from the cops in a 3-1 win.
The Red Eagles were also on the road in their previous game - they beat Kyetume FC 1-0.
2:40pm | Welcome everyone
Good afternoon everyone, we shall be giving you updates from today's feature match at St. Mary's Stadium, Kitende.
Vipers SC are at home against Express FC. This promises to be a mouthwatering affair.