Tuesday 19th April
SC Villa 2-1 Mbarara City
SC Villa returned to winning ways to keep their survival chances alive following a 2-1 win over Mbarara City in a league game held on Tuesday at the Fufa Technical centre in Njeru.
Goals from Isaac Ogwang and Sadam Masereka ensured that the Joggos picked the much needed points at home.
Solomon Okwalinga scored the only goal from the spot for Mbarara City as they lost on the day.
The win is a big boost to Villa, who now move to the 10th position with 28 points and are now four points clear over the relegation zone.
For Mbarara City, it is a big blow in their quest to beat up relegation this season as they remain second from the bottom on 22 points with only four games left.
Throughout the opening stanza, there was literally nothing to write home about as the two sides failed to create clear cut chances on goal.
In the second half, the hosts Villa returned the better side and they got two quick goals in a space of two minutes.
They got their first in the 47th minute through Ogwang before Masereka made it two moments later.
Later with only eights minutes to play, Mbarara City captain Okwalinga pulled one goal back from the spot as they tried to stage a come back.
But despite conceding, Villa remained composed at the back in the closing stages to bag all the three needed points.
Victory ensured that Villa moved to the 10th position on 28 points with only four games to end the season.
For Mbarara City, the result leaves them in the 15th position and they must be at their best in the remaining four games if they are to survive relegation this season.
How they Started
SC Villa – Ssenkooto Martin Gk, Kizito Gavin. Bakaki Shafik, Agele Benard, Kafumbe Joseph, Masereka Sadam, Kakomo Amir, Agandu Fred, Ibrahim Sadam Juma, Benson Muhindo, Isaac Ogwang
Yiga Joseph, Gift Fred, Davis Ssekajja, Salim Abdallah, Kabonge Nicholas Kabonge Oyirwoth Goffin, Lutalo Umar.
Mbarara City – Ssekeba Muhammad GK, Othieno Steven, Aheebwa Jasper, Otti Ronald, Dudu Ramadhan, Kacancu Gadafi, Okwalinga Solomon, Swalik Sseguja, Sadati Nsubuga, Henry Kitegenyi, Jude Ssemugabi
Martin Elungat, Najib Tusaba, Henry Musisi, Adriko John, Pistis Barenge, Sempa Charles, Seiri Arigumaho