Two moments defined the StarTimes Uganda Premier League clash between SC Villa and Police FC on Wednesday at Namboole Stadium.
The one all draw had Juma Balinya and Bashir Mutanda make headlines as each found the back of the net for their respective clubs.
Balinya, being the man of the moment, did what he does best early in the game. It took him five minutes to give Police the lead.
Ashraf Mugume picked possession in midfield before finding Ruben Kimera who back flipped for Balinya.
Police’s number 18 couldn’t be stopped as he sailed past Moses Kiggundu as he ventured towards the Villa goal.
He rounded off Said Keni in the Villa goal, before shooting on target, John Adriko needed to stretch more to stop it, he couldn’t as Balinya took his goal tally to 13.
In the 34th minute, Joseph Ssentume fouled Mutanda in the area, referee Emmanuel Kiwewa pointed to the spot, the latter levelled to break the four game drought without a goal.
The second stanza offered little, apart from David Owor failing to make it count when Mutanda released him and stayed with Davies Mutebi on the Police goal to beat, the latter saved.
A minute later, Charles Lwanga beat the entire Police defense including Davies Mutebi but the weaker left foot in a tight angle left got the Villa fans off their seats and back.
Both teams couldn’t be separated in the second stanza despite efforts and the intentions were clear from Douglas Bamweyana on the Villa bench and Abdallah Mubiru on Police’s.
A point improves Police’s position on the 16 team log to seventh on 29 points, Villa maintain 12th on 23 points.
SC Villa 1-1 Police
Nyamityobora 0-0 BUL
Bright Stars 0-0 Tooro United
Onduparaka 0-0 Vipers
KCCA 1-2 URA
Kirinya Jinja SSS 2-1 Mbarara City
Maroons 3-0 Paidha Black Angels
Ndejje Lions 0-1 Express