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UPL: Maroons Fight Back To Hold Police In Battle Of Forces

Sunday, November 4
Police FC 2-2 Maroons FC

Police FC failed to detain struggling Maroons in the last Matchday six league game played on Sunday.

The tie between the security forces ended 2-2 at the StarTimes Stadium Lugogo.

Juma Balinya scored a double, a goal in either half, but the peace keepers couldn’t hold on for a victory.

Trailing 1-0 at the break, Maroons’ Rashid Agau equalised earlier in the second half before the side were pegged back but Solomon Walusimbi levelled it late to snatch a hard fought point.

The result leaves Police winless at home – The team’s only two victories came in their last two games – Beating up on Ndejje and Nyamityobora on the road.

Police have now collected seven points from Six games, the team had lost their first three games.

This is the second point earned by Maroons, their previous point had come against BUL FC (1-1) in Luzira.

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A draw was a fair result for both sides

Despite coming into the tie as the under dogs, the visitors showed resilience against a fine passing Police FC to come back from a goal down on two occasions.

Maroons were the first to knock on the door – Pius Obuya’s shot was blocked by Shakur Makeera with ‘hands’ but referee didn’t point on the spot in the 20th minute.

Police’s Paul Willa headed wide from the corner three minutes later on as the visitors survived to go down early in the game.

Maroons’ Ronald Kikonyongo lost the ball via a misplaced pass but Reuben Kimera couldn’t capitalize when he fired way wide.

Balinya got the opener in the 35th minute – he looped the bar over Keeper Ashadu Bugembe who was yards off his line.

Obuya tried to level matters before the break from a distance but shot stopper Devis Mutebi was equal to the effort.

Seven minutes from the restart, Agau’s effort inside the area was easily collected by Davis Mutebi.

Maroons continued to press when Agau set Ronald Kikonyongo but his effort was off target.

Coach Nsimbe introduced Solomon Walusimbi for Dan Wagaluka who was all but a pedestrian in the first stanza.

At the hour mark, Police succumbed to pressure when Agau levelled matters – The forward struck at near post from the corner.

Police later on regained their lead when Juma Balinya dived in to put Ben Ocen’s beautiful and well laid ball from the right flank.

Maroons’ Herman Wasswa was at the end of substitute Alex Wogalo’s aerial delivery to power in a header but Police custodian equalled to his effort inside the last ten minutes.

When it looked like it was Police’s win, the visitors levelled at the death: Police FC lost concentration to let Solomon Walusimbi go free and he chipped in for an equaliser.

What Next For Both Sides?

Police FC will play host to visitingTooro United on November 7 at Lugogo.

On the same Matchday Seven, Maroons will be in Luzira to entertain Asaph Mwebaze’s Onduparaka FC.

Teams Used

Police XI

Mutebi Devis, Bigala Denis Makoba, Willa Paul, Kyambadde Sadat, Galiwaango Arafat, Makeera Shakur, Kalega Hassan, Ocen Ben, Kimera Reuben, Balinya Juma, Ojik Norman.

Subs:
Kimera Tayimulu, Sentume Joseph, Mugume Ashraf, Mbazira Simon, Kaggwa Pius, Okiring Andrew, Odong Johnson.

Maroons XI
Bugembe Ashaduh, Kapampa EDDIE, Majwega Brian, Maxwell Okello, Silvestre Okello, Orombi Ronald, Wagaluka Dan, Kikonyogo Ronald, Herman Waswa, Agau Rashid, Obuya Pius

Subs:
Akol Emmanuel, Mutyaba Samson, Wani Ivan, Luuti Yahaya, Wogalo Alex, Walusimbi Solomon, Olinga Emmanuel.

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