Platinum Credit Heathens Secure Convincing Victory Over KCB KOBs

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Heathens dominate KOBs at Legends.
Okello’s precision pivotal in second-half surge.
KOBs’ late fightback falls short against Heathens.
Other semis see dramatic encounters unfold.

Stellar Performances
In a thrilling encounter at Legends, Backrower Odoch Morgan and fullback Malcolm Okello showcased their brilliance, leading Platinum Credit Heathens to a commanding 29-18 victory over KCB KOBs. Their outstanding contributions on the field proved instrumental in Heathens’ triumph

Dominance on the Road
Heathens’ recent win marked their third consecutive away victory at Legends within the first five months of the year. Their impressive streak includes notable wins such as a 30-23 Uganda Cup semifinal triumph and a 25-13 regular-season victory, highlighting their resilience and adaptability in hostile environments.

First-Half Battle
The match kicked off with a fierce exchange of penalty kicks between Okello and Josiah Ssempeke. Despite KOBs’ early efforts, Heathens asserted control, heading into halftime with a 6-2 lead. The first half set the stage for a gripping showdown between the two formidable sides.

Second-Half Surge
The second half saw Heathens elevate their game to another level, with Okello’s precision on display as he converted three penalties. Additionally, tries from Michael Wokorach and Innocent Gwokto extended Heathens’ lead to a commanding 29-6 advantage. Morgan’s impactful return from the sin bin injected momentum into Heathens’ attack, further solidifying their dominance on the field.

KOBs’ Late Fightback
Despite facing a significant deficit, KOBs displayed resilience in the closing stages of the match. The tactical switch of Kasito from fullback to scrum half injected pace into KOBs’ play, resulting in two late tries from skipper Derrick Tukwasibwe and former Heathens player Mike Otto. Although their late surge narrowed the gap, KOBs ultimately fell short against a determined Heathens side.

Dramatic Encounters Elsewhere
In Jinja, Stanbic Black Pirates suffered a heartbreaking 28-27 defeat to Jinja Hippos, with Bright Mukisa’s late try sealing the win for the home side. Meanwhile, in the relegation battle, Impis secured a hard-fought 13-all draw against Kampani’s Eagles. Warriors emerged victorious over Rams in Makerere, securing a 24-12 win with tries from Ivan Rackara and Badru Sseninde.

KOBs will regroup and strategize for their upcoming fixtures, aiming to bounce back from the defeat. The league continues to deliver captivating encounters, keeping fans on the edge of their seats with its unpredictable twists and turns.

Key performances

Odoch Morgan: Sparked Heathens’ attack with a line break, setting up crucial plays, resulting in a try.
Malcolm Okello: Scored three penalties and converted tries, showcasing accuracy under pressure.
Michael Wokorach: Scored a pivotal try, demonstrating agility and strategic positioning on the field.
Innocent Gwokto: Contributed a try, adding to Heathens’ commanding lead with his offensive prowess.
Derrick Tukwasibwe: Led KOBs’ late fightback with a try, displaying resilience amidst Heathens’ dominance.
Mike Otto: Former Heathens player scored a late try, showcasing his experience and tactical acumen in critical moments.

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