Every point in the second round will be vital for Asubo Gafford Ladies in their pursuit to avoid relegation this season.

Despite sitting bottom of the table, Gafford put up a brilliant display to overcome second placed Uganda Martyrs on Saturday and brighten their hopes of survival.

Asubo Gafford players celebrate one of the goals (FUFA Media)

In the game played at St. Gerald’s Stadium, Lugaba, the visitors won 3-1 to register their second win of the season and move to seven points.

Asubo Gafford were brilliant right from kickoff and took an early lead in the 4th minute.

Action between Uganda Martyrs and Asubo Gafford Ladies (FUFA Media)

Lanky midfielder Sarah Nakuya jumped high to head home a corner kick delivered by Zaitun Namaganda.

Uganda Martyrs seemed to have withered through the poor start and even went ahead to level matters at the half hour mark through Sumaya Nalumu.

Sumaya Nalumu (on the ball) scored the consolation for Uganda Martyrs (FUFA Media)

Teddy Nafwono restored parity for Asubo Gafford Ladies capitalizing on a defence lapse by the hosts before sending a low drive beyond goalkeeper Sharon Kaidu.

Even in the second half Asubo Gafford Ladies remained resolute and came back recharged in the second stanza.

Kamuyati Naigaga rounded off the scoring for Gafford with a sole finish.

Kamuyati Naigaga in action against Uganda Martyrs (FUFA Media)

The diminutive forward beat Uganda Martyrs back line for pace, running from her own half before slotting home.

Despite winning, Gafford remain bottom of the log on seven points while Uganda Martyrs stay second on 19 points, 11 behind leaders Kampala Queens.

Uganda Martyrs starting XI
Asubo Gafford Ladies starting XI

Joel Muyita

Joel Muyita is a senior staff writer at Kawowo Sports.

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