Heathens march on as Kobs bounce back

Tuesday December 10 2019

Hot race.  Heathens’ Scot Oluoch is pursued by

Hot race. Heathens’ Scot Oluoch is pursued by Pirates backrow Kelvin Balagadde at Kings Park. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO. 

By DEUS BUGEMBE

Hima Heathens made it two wins from as many games in the Nile Special Stout Premiership with a close 8-3 win over Stanbic Pirates at Kings Park Arena, Bweyogerere on Saturday.
A try from lock Simon Olet and Aaron Ofoyrwoth’s penalty gave the record fourteen time league champions the win to take them second place on eight points. In a cagey affair like it was, a good boot was always going to be an asset but kickers were having a torrid time.

Coming into the game, coach Mohammed Athiyo had preached the need for stability and consistency early on in the campaign. His side showed signs of what he wants from his side. “It’s a good beginning to the season. Two wins against good sides will give us the momentum yet we will only get better with the campaign, “said Heathens’ Ofoyrwoth. The result also means Heathens have now beaten two of their closest title rivals in Betway Kobs and Pirates.

At Legends, Kobs returned to winning ways after losing 6-0 to Heathens on the match day one. A brace from Mark Osuna with tries from Norbert Okeny and Aaron Jurua helped Kobs to a 29-3 win over Toyota Buffaloes who along with Impis and Rams are yet to pick a win. In Entebbe, Plascon Mongers kept their place at the summit by edging Hippos 10-11 while penalty try and two Richard Kinyai penalties helped 9 Barrels Warriors maintain a flawless start with a 7-13 win away at Rams. Warriors’ win will also spur them on with Rhinos , who beat Impis 14-5 for their first win, next in line.

dbugembe@ug.nationmedia.com

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