Defender Paul Musamali scored with 12 minutes to play to rescue a 1-1 draw for relegation strugglers MYDA against UPDF at the Military Barracks Grounds in Bombo.
MYDA came into the game 14 points away from safety, and needed all three points to keep their slender chances of survival open.
But walked away with just one point as the gap now opens to 15 points following Busoga United’s draw against Wakiso.
MYDA had to come from two goals down in their 2-2 draw against fellow strugglers Kyetume, and were resilient in defence against their hosts for the opening 45 minutes.
UPDF who clobbered the Tororo based side in the first leg 3-0 remained positive that a chance would finally fall for them at any moment in the game.
And the breakthrough finally arrived in the 68th minute as MYDA defensive resilience finally buckled, Joseph Vuni striking from close range.
MYDA did not have to alter their approach as much but drew level 10 minutes later as Musamali converted the equaliser.
The result means that the Army side has now failed to win in four of their last five games but do not have any relegation fears as they sit seventh on the 16-team log on 33 points, 13 points away from the relegation zone.
MYDA remain 15th on 11 points, 15 points away from safety with seven games to play.
But they have a chance to cut the gap on Busoga when they meet on Saturday at the King George IV Stadium in Tororo.
UPDF will look to end their three-game winless run when they visit third placed Express FC at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium on Saturday.