Police FC registered their first ever victory over Onduparaka with a 2-1 win at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo on Tuesday.
Juma Balinya’s first half brace guided the Kops to the much needed win, Onduparaka pulled one back through Viane Sekajugo in the second half.
Police entered the game looking for three points as they chase top five finish while Onduparaka wanted three points in pursue of top four finish.
Jamal Malish got a chance to score for the visitors in the 18th minute but his shot from the right side of the box went wide.
Malish was at it again in the 25th minute, this time around he failed to connect Sekajugo’s, he again missed another in the 28th minute with his left foot.
Police’s first clear cut chance came in the 33rd minute with Balinya’s long range shot but Onduparaka’s custodian Nicholas Sebwato was equal to the challenge, he parried it over the bar.
Four minutes later, Balinya scored his 18th goal of the season with a well curved free kick from the left side of the box, Sebwato was left with little to do.
Three minutes to half-time, Balinya was fouled yards away from the penalty area, he composed himself to slot one past the Onduparaka wall and Ssebwato to make it 2-0.
Police came back from half time break eager to maintain their lead, they started in a high gear with several attempts on Onduparaka’s goal.
They took the foot off the pedal and allowed Onduparaka back into the game, Sekajugo pulled one back in the 57th minute beating Alfred Ginyera’s earlier double save.
After scoring, Onduparaka gained momentum with several attempts at Police’s goal.
Onduparaka almost equalised in the 79th minute but Ceaser Okhuti’s free kick was tamed by Police’s custodian Alfred Ginyera.
A win pushed Police to eighth position with 36 points while Onduparaka remained seventh with 37 points on the 16 team log.