Kobs keep pressure, Warriors bounce back

Monday January 28 2019

Not giving up. Kobs’ Kasito against Hippos on

Not giving up. Kobs’ Kasito against Hippos on Saturday. Kobs won 48-3 to keep the pressure on Heathens. PHOTO BY JOHN BATANUDDE 

By Deus Bugembe

KAMPALA. After Hima Heathens had stretched their Nile Special Premiership to six points with a 32-10 victory against Toyota Buffaloes on Friday, Betway Kobs responded with a 43-8 win against Hippos to keep Heathens within touching distance of just a point.
Kobs got into business early on with Davis Kiwalabye, Roger Rukundo, Mark Osuna, Adrian Kasito and Patrick Leku
All registering tries to mute the Hippos who entertained but unfortunately that never gets you any points. They would get their solo try on a conter attack late on.
Kobs captain Brian Asaba talked of the significance of breathing down Heathens’ neck with eight games left to see off the campaign. Heathens lead with 46 points while Kobs are second on 45.
“ Keeping it at a point’s margin is very crucial for us. We cannot afford to slip if we are to keep our title chances alive,” he told Daily Monitor.

Warriors back on track.
Dusupay Warriors kicked off the second round with a much needed 15-3 victory over Rhinos after losing three on a roll.
The win also ensured they registered a historical double over Rhinos but most importantly getting back to winning ways even if they were guilty of leaving the bonus point behind. Tries from Joseph Oyet and Simon Nyeko were supplemented by Nelson Mandela’s conversion and penalty. The warriors would then butcher a number of chances in pursuit of the bonus point.
“ It’s always good to get winning once again. We thought a bonus point was feasible today but it did not come, let us get back to work and focus on our next game,” Warriors coach Kevin Markmot told this paper.
Stanbic Pirates turned Kings Park into a gallore of tries as they scored 14 against Walukuba Barbarians, keeping their title defence well on course. Hat tricks from Isaac Rujumba and Kelvin Balagadde with a Baron Kasozi brace did most of the damage. They now have 38 points in third place, eight off the pace.

WEEKEND RESULTS
Rhinos 3-15 Warriors
Kobs 43-8 Hippos
Pirates 84-8 Barbarians
Mongers 28-7 Rams
Heathens 32-10 Buffaloes

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