By: David Gombe
Musa Esenu scored a brace as Kirinya Jinja SS beat Maroons 2-1 at Luzira Prisons grounds. The result saw the Jinja outfit put an end to Maroons 15 match unbeaten run.
The first period saw Kirinya the dominant side and threatened by creating numerous attacks. A series of opportunities that were presented to the Jinja based side were all fluffed by Musa Esenu, Anthony Mayanja and Fred Amaku thus sending the game into halftime at a barren stalemate.
In the resumption, Maroons winger Sydney Chika was fouled out side the box by Isma Kawawulo. The home side broke the deadlock from a resulting free kick with Allan Anguyo heading home in the 51st minute a Eddy Kapampa set piece.
Four minutes later, Musa Esenu leveled matters for the visitors with a sensational strike from a volley off a long ball from Godfrey Akol.
The Kirinya talisman completed his brace in the 61st minute with a superb header off a Isma Kawawulo cross to put his side into a 2-1 lead.
With his side chasing the game, Maroons tactician reacted by making a triple change with Pius Obuya, Godwin Kitagenda and Alex Wogalo coming on for Felix Okot, Richard Ayiko and Patrick Gonahasa respectively.
Kirinya also introduced on Bashir Mutanda and George Kasonko for Joel Madondo and Jerom Kirya.
Kirinya players Anthony Mayanja, Jerom Kirya, Isma Kawawulo all were booked for committing several fouls while Didi Muhammad was also yellow carded for time wasting.
The game ended 2-1 in favour of the visitors a result that saw Maroons suffer their first league defeat in 15 games since the 2-0 loss at Express. They are now 5th on the log with 30 points.
The win means that Kirinya have won 5 and drawn once from the 6 games played into the second round and have collected 16 points out of the possible 18. The result also sees them stay in fourth place on 34 points.
Maroons will next travel to UPDF Fc at Bombo Barracks grounds on 31st March while Kirinya are to host KCCA FC at Bugembe on 30th March.
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