Could G4S Pirates have survived on Saturday? Frankly,one highly doubts. Heathens, who remain unbeaten to date,condemned G4S Pirates to a miserable league start of three consecutive losses, with a 24-9 defeat at Kyadondo rugby grounds on Saturday, confirming their status as one of the biggest prospects in this edition of the Nile Special Rugby League.
MTN Heathen’s Arthur Mukama, assisted by Fly half Jasper Ochen, put the home side into an early lead with a try. Heathen’s Bishop Onen and Pirates’ Kevin Markmot missed a conversion and 30 metre penalty respectively before a Heathens’ counter attack that paid off Jasper Ochen’s try, followed by Benon Kizza’s good conversion.
Heathens were clearly enjoying a great first half until a line out struggle that gifted G4S Pirates a penalty. Joel Anguyo’s good kick sent the teams into half time, Heathens leading 12-3.
Second half got a little more tricky for Heathens after G4S Pirates intensified attacks. However, Heathens persisted, surprising Pirates’ defense with counter attacks. Two tries and a conversion from Bishop Onen, Asuman Mugerwa and Benon Kizza sealed off Heathens’ victory at Kyadondo. Pirates’ David Otwi earned his side a fair score of 9, through two good penalty kicks, though this was not enough to give the visitors a weekend healing.
Final Score, MTN Heathens 24 G4S Pirates 9.
Nile Special Man of the Match, Jasper Ochen of MTN Heathens.
G4S Pirates have lost all their first three games to Ezee Money Rhinos, DMark Kobs and MTN Heathens. In the other games played, Toyota Buffaloes also remained unbeaten at Kyadondo Rugby club courtesy of Phillip Pariyo’s three tries and two good penalty kicks against comeback kings, Mutoni Warriors.
Final score,Toyota Buffaloes 35 Mutoni Warriors 10.
Ezee Money Rhinos walloped new league entrants Lira Bulls, 55-0 while DMark Kobs beat Sadolin Mongers 40-13 at Legends grounds.
Sadolin Mongers, Lira Bulls, Mutoni Warriors and G4S Pirates have lost all their three league games.