BUL Football Club came from behind to draw 1-1 with Gaddafi FC on Sunday afternoon at Kyabazinga stadium.
Substitute Alex Kitata gave the visitors a deserved lead in the 57th minute following a good move on the left, with the forward drilling through an onrushing Saidi Keni.
However, Richard Ayiko drew matters level when he capitalised on the soldier boys’ poor defending to score a yarder with five minutes left to play.
Both sides created some chances at both ends in the first half but failed to slot past the goalkeepers.
Musa Esenu was too short to connect with a lofted cross from Umar Mukobe with just eleven minutes played. And a few moments later, Umar Kyeyune worked in acres of space on the left, but his namesake, Mukobe recovered in time to stop his move before danger.
There was also an over the top ball from the visitors in the fifteenth minute but Keni reacted quickly and cleared it far.
Three minutes later, Ibrahim Mugulusi picked out Joseph Semujju on the left, the winger then brought the ball down to earth with ease before shooting low but Mutebi calmed his efforts without any trouble.
Esenu thought he had put the Eastern Giants in front on 38 minutes with a header, however, his goal was cancelled because he was off side.
Gaddafi’s Andrew Waiswa put his header over bar following a free-kick from Hassan Musana on the stroke of halftime.
After the break, Ivan Wani replaced Mugulusi, unfortunately, it’s the soldier boys who scored through Kitata after skipping BUL’s rearguards. The Eastern Giants then launched several attacks especially after the introduction of Simon Peter Oketch and Ibrahim Nsimbe.
In the 77th minute, Esenu was found in the six yards box again, the forward powered a strong effort, unluckily, the ball sailed over bar.
The all-important goal finally came in the 85th minute. Ayiko received a pass in the opposition’s half and then sent a shot through to the net for an equaliser.
BUL FC is now unbeaten in their last five games, and the result on Sunday moved them to second on the Uganda Premier League table with 14 points after seven rounds.
The Eastern Giant’s next trip is to the Kasasiro Boys (KCCA FC) on Wednesday December 01.
BUL FC Starting XI
Saidi Keni, Umar Mukobe, Richard Ayiko, Walter Ochora, Hillary Onek, George Kasonko, Pascal Ngobi, Ibrahim Mugulusi, Richard Wandyaka, Musa Esenu, Joseph Ssemujju,
Emmanuel Kalyowa, Ibrahim Kazindula, Fredson Gwoto, Ibrahim Nsimbe, Simon Peter, Oketch, Dickson Niwamanya, Ivan Wani