BUL beat Wakiso Giants 2-1 in a match which burst into life in the second half at the FUFA Technical Center.
Vincent Zziwa’s first goal and assist for the club were enough to get BUL all the three points after Walter Ochora’s opener was cancelled by Ambrose Arinda.
There was little sign of what was to come during uneventful first half in which neither side really threatened the opposition goalkeeper
But after the break, the game kicked into gear, and it was BUL who knocked on the door when Zziwa, who had replaced Ibrahim Mugulusi midway the first half, showed his skill set near the area before Jerome Kirya’s shot from inside the box was blocked.
Moments later, the visitors overwhelmed Ochora on the right with Frank Ssebuufu going through and into the box and it needed the swiftness of substitute Douglas Muganga to put the ball behind for a comer.
At this moment, It was end to end as both sides looked for the opener.
BUL crancked up the pressure and went Infront on 59 minutes when Aggrey Madoi’s long range thunder bolt was flicked out into corner.
Zziwa swung in the resultant set piece and it was met by Ochora who leaped high to power in a strong header past Samson Kirya in the Purple Sharks’ goal to throw the stands into wild celebrations.
However, Arinda dragged the contest level with twelve minutes left on the clock when he headed in Moses Aliro’s corner from the right flag. By this time, it was game on for the visitors.
But BUL was not ready to settle for just a mere point, committing numbers upfront and finally earned the winner five minutes later. Ochora was involved in the build up as his long throw found Richard Wandyaka who laid for Zziwa to roll in through many bodies and into the net.
Wakiso Giants then tried to push for an equaliser again through a barrage of attacks and corners but sadly for the Purple Sharks, they just fell short.
The Eastern Giants will next be in action on Tuesday next week against Arua Hill at Barifa.
Emmanuel Kalyowa (GK), Walter Ochora, Ronald Otti (Douglas Muganga 46′), Aggrey Madoi, George Kasonko, Ibrahim Mugulusi (Vincent Zziwa 34′), Jerome Kirya (Anthony Mayanja 87′), Martin Aprem (Owen Mukisa 90+3), Ibrahim Nsimbe (Ivan Wani 87′), Richard Wandyaka, Hillary Onek.
Saidi Keni (GK), Richard Ayiko.