By Edward Tumusiime
FT: Rines SS WFC 3-1 Town View SS WFC
Venue: FUFA Technical Centre, Njeru
Rines SS WFC sent warning signals to the rest of the teams in Group B following their brilliant performance against Town View SS on matchday one.
The Wakiso based side swept aside Town View SS with a 3-1 win to mark a perfect start to the tournament.
Skipper Shakira Nalule, Yuster Kayesu and Anitah Nantume scored a goal each for Rines SS WFC while Town View SS on the other hand got their consolation through Saluwa Nakaima who tucked home from the spot.
Nalule opened the scoring as early as the 5th minute, firing home from close range after goalkeeper Rose Bamaniriza fumbled with a cross.
When the shot stopper failed to have a firm grip on the ball, Evan Nagayi was quick to play it into Nalule’s path and the latter made no mistake to fire home.
Town View SS seemed to have recollected from the early fears and were the better side in terms of possession but lacked efficiency in front of goal on a number of occasions.
Elizabeth Anyango troubled Rines backline with her ability to dribble but always lacked the conviction and did not get support from teammates.
At the stroke of halftime, Rines SS WFC doubled their lead through Kayesu who ran at the far end to tap home after Town View SS defender Shakira Nakasango brushed the ball into her path.
Nantume put the game beyond reach in the 69th minute, capitalizing on yet another blooper by goalkeeper Bamaniriza.
The consolation for the Bugiri based outfit came in the 77th minute when Anyango was fouled in the box and Nakaima converted the resultant penalty.
Action in Group B will resume on Sunday with Rines taking on Bunyaruguru Girls while wounded Town View SS will face Kataka SHE FC.
Rines SS WFC Starting XI: Elsie Najjemba, Catherine Wujja, Hariat Kaudha, Hilder Nankya, Peace Aloyo, Lydia Nababi, Anitah Nantume, Shakirah Nalule, Yuster Kayesu, Eva Nagayi, Maureen Nankinga
Substitutes; Kwagala, Nakalule, Gimbo, Iraacha, Nakubulwa.
Town View SS Starting XI: Rose Bamaniriza, Joan Nankya, Juliet Kisakye, Shakira Nakasango, Halima Babirye, Ruth Nabwire, Shakira Kaudha, Shadia Nakiwala, Dorcus Kwikiriza, Saluwa Nakaima, Elizabeth Anyango
Substitutes: Mutesi, Nakawungu, Nasirumbi, Namajanja
In another game played Bunyaruguru Girls FC won 1-0 against Kataka SHE FC and this makes Rhines SS WFC to lead the table with a one goal advantage.