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Police survives Maroons scare to maintain league lead

By Shafik Ssenoga

Added 7th November 2017 07:38 PM

Ben Ocen and Hood Kaweesa’s strikes brought Police back into the game

Police survives Maroons scare to maintain league lead

Pius Obuya celebrates opening the scoring for Maroons. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

Ben Ocen and Hood Kaweesa’s strikes brought Police back into the game

Uganda Premier League

Bright Stars 1 BUL 0

Police 2 Maroons 2

Masavu 0 URA 2

Soana 1 UPDF 0

Onduparaka 0 Mbarara City 0

Police came from two goals down to earn a 2-2 with Maroons to maintain their position at the summit of the Uganda Premier League.

Pius Obuya and Solomon Walusimbi put Maroons ahead before Ben Ocen and Hood Kaweesa's strikes brought Police back into the game played at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The result left Police with 17 points, one ahead of second placed Onduparaka who could only settle for a goalless draw with ten man Mbarara City at Green Light Stadium.

aroons elix kot is tackled by olices ahmat enfuka hoto by palanyi sentongoMaroons' Felix Okot is tackled by Police's Rahmat Senfuka. Photo by Mpalanyi Ssentongo

Mbarara who are winless in two games, saw Ibrahim Orit sent off by referee Mashood Ssali following two bookable offences.

Elsewhere, UPDF lost 1-0 away to Soana at Kavumba Recreation Ground. Willy Kavuma was on target for Soana who registered a second consecutive victory.

In the other game, URA returned to winning ways by defeating basement side Masavu 2-0 in Entebbe. 

Before today's victory, the Tax Collectors had gone three games without a win.

Labama Bokota and Henry Kisekka's strikes in the 62nd and 72nd minutes helped URA to only their third win of the season.

At Champion Stadium in Mwererwe, Farouk Banga scored the only goal as Bright Stars edged BUL 1-0.

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