BUL got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Onduparaka on Wednesday.
Karim Ndugwa’s goal nine minutes from time ensured the Eastern Giants returned to winning ways after a one all draw last week at Gaddafi.
The forward’s fourth goal in six matches proved to be the only strike in the game as BUL consolidated themselves in top spot with 14 points.
In what was an even contest at FUFA Technical Center, it was that one moment of being in the right place at the right time which handed BUL the victory.
Substitute Ivan Wani was fouled near the box , and dusted off himself to deliver a perfect free kick from close range which Ndugwa tucked in with a header to give BUL FC the lead.
Onduparaka got the first chance in the game and they should have gone Infront as early as the 9th minute had they been clinical enough.
Rashid Yakin got at the end of a lofted pass into the box but his attempt missed the target.
At the other end, fleet footed Martin Aprem was causing havoc in the visitors area as he eluded everyone before he was floored in the box, however, the referee was not interested in the penalty claims with just fifteen minutes played.
Shortly to the half hour mark, BUL again went close when Richard Wandyaka was released in the dangerous area only for his effort to be cleared by Yakin.
On the 29th minute, our junior team graduate – James Jarieko, donning Onduparaka’s shirt number 29, danced on the right and found his way through, spun to his right, and away from Douglas Muganga but curled the ball slightly beyond the goal post before Emmanuel Kalyowa stopped Amos Muwonge’s header with a routine catch.
Alex Isabirye responded by sending on Denis Mwemezi and Ibrahim Mugulusi after the break and the changes served to spark us into control although the former was stretched off just eleven minutes after his introduction with an injury.
He was replaced by Ivan Wani and soon afterwards, Mugulusi stung the hands of Mathias Muwanga in Onduparaka’s goal with hard shot from a free kick as we dominated possession.
The deadlock was then broken on the 81st minute when Ndugwa powered a header off a free kick from 25 yards beyond the Carterpillars goalkeeper to spark celebrations amongst the BUL FC diehards.
With time quickly fading away, Isabirye made a tactical switch to his side, sending on Benon Tahomera in place of Mugulusi to contain the Carterpillars who were flying allover.
The Eastern Giants managed the final stages of the game well and eventually managed to secure their fourth win of the season in six matches.
BUL will again be in action on Tuesday next week against Express at Wankulukuku.
Emmanuel Kalyowa (G.K), Richard Ayiko,. Ronald Otti, Douglas Muganga, George Kasonko, Pascal Ngobi (Denis Mwemezi 46’/Ivan Wani 56′), Jerome Kirya (Ibrahim Nsimbe), Hillary Onek (Ibrahim Mugulusi 46’/Benon Tahomera 89′), Aprem Martin, Karim Ndugwa, Richard Wandyaka.
Tom Ikara (G.K), Ibrahim Kazindula.