The points were shared at Mehta stadium as BUL FC drew 1-1 with URA on Friday.

Norman Namanya dragged the hosts into the lead as early as the first minute. Following an over the top ball into the backline, Namanya benefited from a defensive lapse to fire a rocket from distance after spotting goalkeeper Tom Ikara miles off his line.

Mid-way the first half, Amos Kirya equalized for the Eastern Giants, scoring his first goal in BUL FC colors, in the 21st minute from inside the area off a tempting Nicholas Mwere delivery that goalkeeper Rogers Omedwa failed to deal with.

The draw keeps BUL, who have a game in hand, in the second place after 19 matches with 39 points, one behind current leaders Kitara.

Amos Kirya scored his first goal at BUL FC

BUL was presented with an opportunity to take charge of the affairs after the interval but Pascal Ngobi was denied by Omedwa before James Begisa shot wide for the Tax Collectors ten minutes into the second half.

Despite a much improved display in the second stanza, the Eastern Giants were not allowed a second, meaning that the game finished 1-1 in Lugazi. BUL will now return to FUFA technical centre to prepare for the match against UPDF on Tuesday next week.

Starting XI:

Tom Ikara (GK), Hillary Onek, Nicholas Mwere, Ronald Otti, Walter Ochora, George Kasonko, Pascal Ngobi (Jerome Kirya 65’), Ibrahim Orit (Lawrence Tezikya 65’), Martin Aprem (Reagan Kalyowa 85’), Joel Madondo (Ibrahim Mugulusi 83’), Amos Kirya (Gerald Ogweti 65’).

Unused substitutes:

Joel Mutakubwa, Ibrahim Kazindula, Emmanuel Obua, Mathew Odongo Tayo, Benon Tahomera.