A second half goal from substitute Yasin Mugume condemned Proline to their fourth defeat of the season as Police posted a 1-0 win at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday.
Mugume, on loan from KCCA notched the game’s lone goal in the 53rd minute to earn Abdallah Mubiru’s charges their second successive victory in 2017.
The Cops enjoyed a brilliant start and should’ve taken the lead inside ten minutes when Proline’s fullback Simon Namwanje fouled Hood Kaweesa inside the eighteen yard box, but the striker was unable to covert the resultant penalty as he drove the ball straight to the goalkeeper’s hands.
William Wadri, scorer against Sadolin Paints last Tuesday demonstrated his shooting ability with a collected drive, forcing an excellent save from Said Keni.
Kaweesa, after missing the penalty came close to finding the net outside the box but Keni was alert to save the day for his team as he punched wide the shot.
Ramhat Ssenfuka joined the mix with his smartly taken shot, but like his previous saves, Keni was vigilant to thwart the danger leaving the opponents frustrated.
The host’ realistic chances came in succession in the latter stages of the half, with defender Savio Kabugo’s header hitting the post while captain Gift Ali saw his well-positioned free-kick go slightly above the bar.
Proline’s play was disjointed in the first half enabling their opponents to control proceedings. The side will have Keni to thank for keeping the score goalless in the first 45 minutes.
The second half presented a somewhat an improve Proline. Police after scoring their goal started inviting pressure, but were lucky their opponents weren’t sharp enough to cause any harm.
In an attempt to give themselves more attacking options, Proline introduced tricky winger Joshua Okiror and Daniel Isiagi Opolot replacing Mustafi Mujuzi and Mandela.
Goalkeeper Yasin Mugabi was called into action when Proline got their own penalty, but like their opponents failed to convert.
Striker Nelson Senkatuuka was denied what seemed to be a legit goal in the dying minutes of the game by the offside flag.
The result elevates Police who were 13th prior the game to ninth dislodging Proline. Proline slip a place down to 10th.