Police FC reclaimed top spot with a 2-0 win over Proline in a commanding fashion at Namboole stadium on Friday.
Norman Ogik was the day’s star scoring in either half to give Abdallah Mubiru’s charges maximum points.
Mubiru maintained the same starting team from the one that drew 1-1 with SC Villa a weekend earlier.
The cops started faster with Ogik, Albert Mugisa and Yasin Mugume creating problems for the visitors alongside Juma Balinya.
The first chance fell to Balinya who headed wide from close range off Mugume cross while Gift Ali shot inches wide from over 35 yards.
But the goal came in the 31st minute when Mugume stole possession near the area, passed to Mugisa whose low cross beat defender Ibrahim Ssendi and the well positioned Ogik tapped into an empty net.
Mubiru made an instant change introducing Ben Ocen for Mugume in a surprise change and the Cops were later forced to withdraw defender Steven Mugisha for Tayimour Kimera as the two teams retreated into the change rooms with the hosts on top.
Proline came out better with Sula Matovu and Joseph Ssemujju threatening but the hosts defence did well to contain the situation.
In the 57th minute, a Proline FC corner was cleared but found Joshua Okiror who had chance to shoot but opted to dribble and lost possession to former teammate Rahmat Ssenfuka.
In a swift counter attacking move, Ssenfuka passed to Gift Ali who raced all the way from his own half, passed to Ocen who passed low to Ogik to tap home in an almost similar fashion like in the first to make it 2-0.
Mubiru’s charges then had opportunities to stretch the lead through Mugisa who shot over the bar with the goal at his mercy and Ogik opted to pass after beating the goalie.
At the moment, the 2005 league champions opted to entertain the crowd with possession football until the final whistle.
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Police are now on 7 points after three games while Proline are at the base of log with a point with a single point.