By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
In one of the best fixtures of game week 25, Police FC were today up against SC Villa at the MTN Omondi Stadium (Lugogo). SC Villa hasn’t looked like a formidable club for almost 5 games in the second half of the season, as they have been struggling when it comes to getting results. Their last game was against Vipers FC who beat them by 1:3, and that defeat came after their 1:0 defeat to Onduparaka. Today they travelled to Police FC expecting to return back to winning ways.
First half at the MTN Omondi stadium was quiet as the two teams defended each other next to next to end the first period 0:0 at half time.
But in the second half there was some excitement for the Villa Fans when Nicholas Kabonge scored the opening goal in the 57th minute to put the Jogoos ahead with only 12 minutes of the second half played between the two sides. Villa’s lead in the game only lasted 2 minutes as Herman Wasswa scored the equalising goal in the 59th minute to draw level before an hour mark.
The two teams with all still left to play for at MTN Omondi, competed very well nullifying each other’s threat from time to time in the game. In the 89th minute Police FC were reduced to 10 men with only 1 minute remaining until the end of the full 90 minutes. The red card didn’t change much in the game as the and the full-time whistle was soon blown to rescue Police FC who defended well and denied SC Villa. At MTN Omondi, it ended Police FC 1:1 SC Villa, meaning that the Jogoos are now without a win in their last six matches. They dropped to the 9th position giving way to Wakiso Giants who occupy the 8th position. Police FC with this draw also dropped to the 6th position giving way to Bright Stars who now occupy the 5th position after 25 games played this season.