Nile Special Stout Premier League | Matchday 8 Results
Friday, February 7
- Buffaloes 00-25 Heathens
Saturday, February 8
- Pirates 29-20 Warriors
- Rhinos 10-42 Kobs
- Impis 12-16 Hippos
- Mongers 37-03 Rams
Black Pirates registered their second bonus-point win of the season after scrapping past fourteen-man Warriors, 29-20, on Saturday at King’s Park, Bweyogerere.
Tries from Isaac Rujumba, Conrad Wanyama, Benson Ngono (2) and Joshua Angwau scored the tries that earned the Sea Robbers the bonus point.
The hosts started the game on the front but Warriors only allowed them to work in their own half early in the game as they offered no room for Pirates to advance the ball passing.
However, when they did the first try of the game arrived as Rujumba picked a loose ball and ran around the defense to ground at the corner. Wanyama’s conversion was wide.
Warriors were temporarily reduced to fourteen men when their skipper Akera Komakech was sin-binned for a high tackle. Pirates took full advantage of the numbers and inside center Rujumba orchestrated the second try that Ngono scored under the posts and Stephen Alul easily converted.
Despite being a man down, Warriors camped in their opponents half and were aided by Pirates indiscipline not just in the first half but throughout the game. Richard Kinyai put away two penalties to half the deficit going into the break.
Shortly after the resumption, Komakech was red-carded for another high tackle and Sea Robbers extended their lead through Wanyama after recycling from a scrum. Alul’s conversion was wide.
Pirates indisciplined continued to cost them especially with Warriors quick restarts and Andrew Mutumba scored after one such incident. Kinyai put the conversion wide but shortly slotted through a penalty that brought Warriors to within 3 points (17-14).
Ngono calmed nerves among the Pirates faithful with his second try of the game but Alul missed the conversion from point-blank range.
Resolute Warriors came to within a try on Kinyai’s drop goal but Joshua Angwau iced the game with his first try as a Sea Robber and Ngono converted.
Pirates took their points tally to 24 points and leapfrogged Buffaloes, who they face next, to third on the table.