Defending Champions MTN Heathens proved their success was no fluke, humbling hapless G4S Pirates 13-35 last Saturday.

A first minute left corner try by Pirates’ Brian Jjembe sent the crowds into loud cheers at Legends Grounds, while Heathen’s captain Micheal Wokorach cautioned his colleagues to seal the loop holes in their defence.

A few minutes later, when the crowd returned to its calm, Heathens recomposed themselves, making several kicks for territory, in attempts to keep the ‘attacking’ Pirates away from their try line.

Midfield scrums and line outs thereafter did not hinder Heathens, who later made a break-through.Swift passing and a high level of coordination resulted an Arthur Mukama try succeeded by a good Benon Kizza 22 metre conversion near the touch line. 07:05 Heathens comfortably took the lead.

From that moment on, the youthful G4S Pirates team lost the psychological warfare. It was the experienced lads clad in yellow jerseys,who took full control of the game.

Kevin Makmot and Matthew Egweru came through with a few tries and conversions for pirates despite hard tackles from the Heathens’ backline, but that wasn’t enough to catch up with the visitors.

By half time, Heathens were still leading 28:10. Second half turned out to be less eventful, since action remained confined to the midfield. Visitors, Heathens finally won the game 35-13, Arthur Mukama scooping Man of the Match accolade.

Having played number 8 so well this season, Arthur Mukama attributed his performance to luck the number holds in the Heathens team. ”Truthfully speaking, i think number 8 is the lucky number,” he said in a brief interview.

MTN Heathens now head for week 11 action next weekend, having lost twice, to Dmark Kobs and Sadolin Mongers out of 10 games played this season.

G4S Pirates registered their 8th loss, only beating Mutoni Warriors and Lira Bulls this season.

Other weekend Results

Sadolin Mongers lost 7-39 to Dmark Kobs at the house of pain in Entebbe, Joseph Aredo putting up a Man of the Match performance. Dmark Kobs remained top of the league table, unbeaten this season.

Mutoni Warriors succumbed to a 50-09 thrashing by Toyota Buffaloes, a game that kicked off earlier at Legends.

Lira Bulls who have lost all their 10 games this season scored a good number of tries against Ezee Money Rhinos, but however lost the battle, 17-54 in Lira.


Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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