Two second half goals from both sides were all the game offered as Onduparaka FC squared it out against Prison warders of Maroons FC in Arua on Tuesday evening.
A Julius Maliamungu superb strike, unlocked the deadlock assisted by a wonderful cross from Bida Ezra to give the hosts lead in the 60th minute.
Onduparaka’s lead lasted just six minutes, as Maroons levelled matters through Patrick Bayiga who was put through on goal by a defence splitting pass from Bronson Nsubuga.
The first stanza of the game did produce some eye catching football despite either side not finding the back of the net.
The hosts came back for the second stanza of the game on a high, backed by their lively fan base at home.
Winger Bida Ezra looked dangerous on the flanks, floating in cross after another, but Maroons custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo showed great game reading to deal with any threat the hosts offered in the air.
Forward Julius Maliamungu, had a great opportunity in the 23rd minute when he broke loose but was denied by a superb last ditch tackle from defender Edgar Bwogi.
Maroons forward Fred Amaku was denied by a top save from Onduparaka goalkeeper Yusuf Wasswa moments later.
With the spoils being shared between the two teams, Onduparaka now climbs to fourth on the 16 team log level on points with SC Villa who are fifth on 27 points courtesy of a better goal difference.
Maroons themselves are ninth on the log with 20 points from 17 games played so far.
Onduparaka’s next game will be away to Wakiso Giants on Sunday at the Kabaka Kyabaggu stadium, while Maroons will host BUL FC at the Prison’s Grounds in Luzira, Kampala.