Kobs were close to rampant in the first half and deadlock with Joseph Aredo’s try accompanied by Adrian Kasito’s conversion that left Pirates on the hunt of an equalizer.
Kob’s Justin Kimono did not feature as the team opted to rest him after the several matches he has played this year and in addition to that Adnan Mutebi also watched from the bench.
Pirates were resilient with coach player Anthony Kinene in charge and mounted a strong and organized defense that is bound to yield more fruits after Kobs found it solid to break.
There was a slight downpour that could have hampered both teams efficiency, but Pirates were the better in the second half.
Fly half Ivan Magomu came on for Pirates that saw try scorer and replacement Hamza sin binned, but the rugby cranes player was eventually injured as it was in their previous match against Heathens.
Pirates failed to maintain discipline getting a total of three cards, two yellows and a red for the captain that left the side at 13 and 14 players on the pitch at different intervals. There was a brutal fight during a scrum that saw Brian Odong muscle away colleagues in the heat of the match.
The win didn’t satisfy Kobs fans as they felt the team had to get better than that. Kob’s Scot Oluoch performed to expectation as his side dominated the scrummage, but Pirates Anthony Kinene failed to deliver for a penalty and a crucial conversion.
In the match earlier, Ezee Money Rhinos made a hard fought second half comeback to maintain their 100 percent winning record by beating Sadolin Mongers 14-13 at Legends.
Sadolin Mongers came into this match on a high after beating defending champions Kobs at home in Entebbe but were let down in the last half of the second half when they conceded a try for loss.
Martial Tchumkam didnot feature again for Rhinos but Kevin Makmots kicking spurred the home team for the comeback. Makmot kicked in to dent Monger’s unbeaten hopes though Andrew Olweny guided the visitors who were dominant in the scrums and mauls.
Mongers Coach Robert Powell was not completely disheartened by his team’s performance though ruled the chances of winning of the premiership and said:
“Unlike what many reports have written, I don’t think we will win the premiership. We really don’t have that big budget and therefore third place is where we could finish. I am happy for the return of Simon Wakabi though the team has sustained some injuries again.
Heathens and Ezee Money Rhinos remain unbeaten
Sadolin Mongers succumbed to their first loss this season in three matches the outfit has played so far.
Pirates have lost all their three matches of this season against Rhinos, Heathens and Kobs.
Ezee Money Rhinos are now second on the premiership table after their third win in a row.