The clash at Kyabazinga stadium finished with the points being shared between the Eastern Giants and Onduparaka FC on Saturday.

The game started with a battle of possession in the midfield, with a first opportunity falling to BUL FC when Ivan Wani swerved a cross into the box, Karim Ndugwa was at the end of it with a good header that Kagiri Michael in the visitors goal spilled before Patrick Matovu cleared the lines.

Wani, Karim Ndugwa and Jerome Kirya had their efforts later well dealt with Kagiri before Emmanuel Oketch forced Emmanuel Kalyowa into a save from a free kick near the edge of the box as both sides went into the break unscathed.

The second-half saw more of the same from both sides, with Onduparaka starting to take their time over restarts.

Karim Ndugwa in action today

The introduction of Martin Aprem, Ibrahim Nsimbe, Simon Peter Oketch and Ibrahim Mugulusi midway through the second-half showed the intent to win, but the Caterpillars held out for the draw.

Oketch had some chances for BUL, with the first and second being blocked by Ojara Denis, another saved by Kagiri while the forward saw his diagonal header sail far wide and begging.

Onduparaka’s realistic attempt on goal in the second half came through Rashid Yakin as the midfielder powered a shot into the hands of Kalyowa from range. Emmanuel Oketch had an attempt from edge of the area later but Kalyowa in BUL’s goal spread his body wide to block it.

Richard Ayiko possessing the ball

BUL won a series of set pieces in the closing exchanges but away through was elusive. The result has seen the Eastern Giants accumulate 46 points from 27 matches but remained unmoved from the fourth place.

Our next task will be away to Express on May 7.

Starting XI:

Emmanuel Kalyowa, Walter Ochora, Lawrence Kasadha ( Ibrahim Kazindula 64′),Richard Ayiko,Umar Mukobe,George Kasonko, Jerome Kirya (Ibrahim Mugulusi 76′), Richard Wandyaka (Ibrahim Nsimbe 62′), Ambrose Kirya (Simon Peter Oketch 62′),Karim Ndugwa, Ivan Wani (Martin Aprem 46′)

Unused Substitutes:

John Okurut, Allan kiggundu

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