Daniel Isiagi scored the winner for Proline Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
[/media-credit] Daniel Isiagi scored the winner for Proline Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Substitute Daniel Isiagi Opolot scored late in the game as Proline beat relegation threatened Bul 2-1 at the Phillip Omondi Stadium, Lugogo on Tuesday.

Both sides got off to a good start and it was Proline who took the lead through the club’s top scorer Nelson Ssenkatuka after just four minutes following a brilliant move that involved right back Simon Namwanja and Gift Ali.

There were a number of passes before the flowing move made its way to Ssenkatuka who dragged the ball out wide, before slotting home from close range.

[/media-credit] Nelson Senkatuka was on the mark for Proline Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The goal did not dampen the visitor’s spirit and although possession was equally shared in the first half, the second half saw Bul dominate the game and the equalizer arrived two minutes after recess when skipper Hakim Magombe’s free kick just outside the 18-yard box met Yunus Sibira who headed home the equalizer.

[/media-credit] Yunus Sibira scored for Bul Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Proline were kept at the back foot for larger periods of the second half, and only had their custodian Said Keni to thank for the three points. The shot-stopper made a series of sensational saves to keep his side in contention.

With Keni amazingly stopping their opponents from taking the lead, the game looked headed for a stalemate only for substitute Isiagi who replaced injured Sam Tiyo Kintu to steal all the three points for his side with three minutes left on the clock.

Bul could have leveled matters again with a few seconds to the final whistle had Denis Makoba not been in the right place at the right time. The defender headed away Sibira’s effort that had beaten the goalkeeper.

Victory meant Proline have beaten all the Jinja sides at home this season. With three points added to their total, Proline remain eighth in the league.

The defeat did not change Bul’s position as they remain eleventh with 29 points.

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