Brian Umony scored the all-important goal for Express as they matched to the semifinals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup as they defeated BUL FC 1-0 at the Betway Muteesa II Stadium Wankulukuku.
The tournament record holders entered the game in search of a win that would keep their title chances alive.
Umony grabbed the goal as early as the second minute of the game off a sweet teasing pass from Frank ‘Zaga’ Tumwesigye.
Umony pounded on the pass and shot it home with his left foot giving the BUL custodian Hannington Ssebwalunyo no chance.
Umony was at it again in the eighth minute of the game but his shot was not well directed and went out begging.
In the 28th minute, BUL came closer through Muhindo Kambale but his effort was cleared away by Arthur Kiggundu.
Express’ custodian Mathias Muwanga spent almost the of first half silent as BUL FC created few chances to keep him busy on the day.
BUL FC came closer again in the hour mark but Timothy Douglas Owori’s heavy shot went out before Kambale’s free kick shot was deflected out for a corner.
Davis Mayanja failed to double Express’ lead after his attempt was blocked by Willis Otong with 20 minutes left on the clock.
Sebwalunyo made a double save from Michael Birungi and Ibrahim Kayiwa in the 72nd and 73rd minute respectively, BUL couldn’t build on it to get back into the back.
Express survived a late scare after Mathias Muwanga saved Muhindo’s free-kick blockbuster three minutes to full time.
Muhindo was at it again in the 90th minute with yet another long-range effort, again it was deflected and went into BUL’s corner kick.
Express joined Bright Stars and FUFA Big League side Kyetume FC who have already qualified for the Semi-finals.
In the last semifinal, Proline host Vipers SC on Wednesday at StarTimes Stadium Lugogo to determine another semi-finalist.