By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
At Bombo Barracks stadium today many expected SC villa to bounce back from their recent slump in form in the league after winning none of their previous five matches played.
But despite having a good record against their visitors with eight wins in the past 15 meetings with bright stars winning in only one occasion, the Jogoos encountered a very quiet evening in Bombo with no tall tales to tell for those who watched the match.
Given the recent form of Baker Mbowa’s men, it was expected that Villa would have an easy going in this fixture. The match saw both teams defending deep to thwart each other’s counter attacking prowess during a cloudy evening in Bombo. The game ended 0-0.
With this result, Bright Stars remain above SC Villa on 34 points and with a superior goal difference of +11, as compared to Villa’s +2. The Jagoos are now 7th in the league on 32 points and this is mostly because SC Villa is struggling to win games in this second half of the season. If they continue like this, they will end up finishing in 10th or 11th position this season.
Next up for SC Villa is a trip to the Onduparaka side whose participation in this year’s Uganda Cup they just ended, and even though they might fancy themselves getting something away at Onduparaka again, they might be greeted this time with a hostile reception as the Caterpillar Boys are looking to climb out of the relegation bar line and this fixture against Villa could be their starting point.