Friday Result

Mutoni Warriors 13-03 Impis

Saturday Results

Sadolin Mongers 26-15 Pirates
Kobs 29-03 Toyota Buffaloes
Ezee Money Rhinos 06-05 Heathens

The title race had to get a little more open after the Nile Special Rugby premiership leaders lost to Ezee Money Rhinos on Saturday. And when Kobs got back in the fray, zeal and hope persisted as the cold evenings salient byword with visible aims of closing down the gap on Heathens.

And despite the waterlogged and soggy playground, everything was just right for the home side to hunt for that vital win off Toyota Buffaloes, a side that lacked seven of their regular starters. Buffaloes endured 7-12 loss to Pirates at Kyandondo and it was the same old story at Legends.

The nervy first half had the visitors condense pressure from Kobs, masterminded by the trio of Oscar Kalyango, Brian Odong, and Victor Wadia and after a brief interval of James Ijiongat was already standing besides the ball to kick for the space between the uprights.

And with the right boots he had purchased for the day, Buffaloes had to just play for another infringement which they unfortunately did and James was right up again, against the posts. He delivered the second and his third, a conversion following Scott Olouch’s try.

Discpline continued to render Toyota Buffaloes vulnerable as James Ijiongat who now cleared deserved man of the match, kicked through for more two penalties. Second half commenced with Buffaloes at the fore front of attack, missing an obvious penalty. Thereafter Keith Seruyange crashed over To extend Kobs lead.

Oscar Kalyango replicated Seruyange’s dive past the try line a few minutes later, the difference turning out to be the dance celebration. Oscar came off for new signing Augustine Kasansula from Impis but Buffaloes who turned rampant in the final minutes found penalty consolation for a 29-03 full time score.

FACTS

Kobs have emerged match day winners four times, only losing to Sadolin Mongers 28-15 in Entebbe.

Kobs beat Pirates 07-05, won their opener 68-00 against Impis, subdued Mutoni Warriors 05-32, and Toyota Buffaloes 29-03.

Toyota Buffaloes have won only once in five and the hard earned triumph was against Impis in Makerere.

Buffaloes were shocked by Mutoni Warriors 03-08, after succumbing to a 21-17 loss to Sadolin Mongers in Entebbe. The side also lost to Pirates 7-12 in week 4 and Kobs in their recent outing.

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

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