Kobs 49-20 Buffaloes
Heathens 16-00 Mongers
Warriors 05-48 Pirates
Betway Kobs needed a strong second half display to take care of stubborn Toyota Buffaloes at Legends on Saturday.
With DusuPay Warriors losing to Pirates in the first game of the day, Kobs needed a win to leapfrog them and go second on the log, and they did that with a commanding 49-20 win.
Buffaloes were resilient until the later stages of the first when Justin Kimono, playing at 13, combined with winger Conrad Mukwaya for the first try of the game.
The visitors didn’t hold back and kept knocking on the Kobs’ door until they forced them into errors.
Captain Stephen Alur managed to split the posts from a penalty for Buffaloes’s first points before Ivan Kirabo put one through for the hosts.
The two sides went into the halftime break with Fred Mudoola’s charges leading 8-3 as Buffaloes kept themselves in the game.
Mudoola’s halftime talk worked wonders as his charges made a meal of the visitors in the second period to register maximum points and close in on Heathens at the top of the log.
Kirabo’s penalty gave Kobs an 11-03 lead as they started to break away early in the second stanza.
Kobs bullied the Buffaloes’ scrum all through the game.
Pius Ogena and Josiah Sempeke combined to set up Adrian Kasito for a try.
The Uganda Cup winners relied on their squad depth to overwhelm Buffaloes.
From a line out, Jude Jjuko went over before another sub James Ijongat crossed to secure the bonus point.
Collins Kimbowa, Justin Kimono and Edgar Sseruwagi all touched down as Kobs ran riot.
Roman Uchu and Keneth Ochaka crossed the chalk for Buffaloes’s tries.
At Kyadondo, log leaders Heathens did just enough to maintain their unbeaten run with a16-00 win over visiting Plascon Mongers.
Veteran flyhalf Chris Lubanga scored two penalties while Emma Byamugisha and Trevor Ochan got two tries to win it for Heathens.
The results mean that Heathens still lead the table on 32 while Kobs went second on 30 points with Warriors dropping to third having collected no points in the loss to Pirates.