By Edward Tumusiime
FT: Express FC 2-0 Police FC
Venue: Mutesa II Stadium, Wankulukuku
Express FC produced an emphatic display on a wet Saturday evening after they dispatched Police FC 2 – 0 to complete a league double over them.
Forward Erick Kambale and winger Godfrey Lwesibawa scored in either half to ensure the maximum points.
The game was delayed by 20 minutes because the pitch had to be re-marked following a heavy downpour but nonetheless the game kicked.
Martin Kizza could have given the hosts the lead on three minutes but his shot was punched over the bar by Police FC shot stopper Derrick Ochan.
Erick Kambale broke through but his over hit ball was met by goalkeeper Derrick Ochan who tried to clear his lines but his clearance moved a few yards due to the wet surface, Kambale then pounced to give his team a 1-0 lead.
The goal pretty much summed up the first period which was summarized by stop play situations due to the wet and slippery playing surface.
After recess, both sides traded cautiously but the Red Eagles came out of the blocks faster, just three minutes after restart, winger Godfrey Lwesibawa broke through on the left and in a tight angle beat Derrick Ochan with a powerful shot making it 2-0.
The cops tried to come back into the game in the 70th minute when centre back Murushid Juuko was adjudged to have fouled Duncun Sseninde leaving center referee Shamila Nabadda with no option but to award a penalty.
Up stepped Ben Ocen but Mathias Muwanga had other ideas, diving to the right to deny Ocen and send the home crowd into wild cheers, it was his second penalty save from open play this season.
Substitute Frank Kalanda on two occasions fluffed one on one chances after fantastic passes from Martin Kizza and Godfrey Lwesibawa and that wrapped up the game.
The win was Express FC’s 7th home victory and therefore remain third level on points with Vipers but the defending league champions have a superior goal difference