By Jimmy Patrick Alunyo
Playing under pressure is not something many teams look forward to in modern football but sometimes they find themselves having to do it from time to time. Today at 4:00 pm in Ndejje Uni – Luwero Stadium (Luwero), URA found themselves in a similar position having to play under pressure to regain their top spot at the summit of the league after Vipers had beaten SC Villa 3:1 at Bombo Stadium to displace the tax collectors.
The first half started between the two sides, with URA showing why they are at the top of the league, causing their opponent all sorts of defensive conditions that restricted Police FC to more defending than going forward.
From their high pressing in the opposition’s box area, Joachim Ojera scored in the 33rd minute to give his team a breath of relief in the game. But even though the goal came with still more than 15 minutes left until halftime break, the halftime whistle came without any other goal from both sides.
After halftime break, Joachim Ojera would need only 2 minutes to score URA second goal and complete his brace from the day. His goal dictated the direction of the game for Police FC, as they struggled to find their way into the game, before Cromwell Rwothomio broke their heart for good with a third goal in the 62nd minute. Police FC tried to pull themselves together to stage a comeback into the game but URA, assured of their win, defended well to thwart all the Cops’ effort to come back into the game.
But with only 2 minutes remaining on the clock until full 90 minutes of normal play, Fahad Kizito scored the consolation goal to make it 3:1 between the two sides at full time whistle.
URA with this result regained their top spot with 54 points and only 1 point above Vipers who despite their comfortable win against SC Villa had to settle for the second spot again within a few hours of going top of the table. Consequently, Police FC have now dropped to the 6th position with 38 points after 24 games played this season.