BUL continued their fine run of form with a fifth win on the bounce after coming out 2-1 winners away to SC Villa on Tuesday.
The victory gives BUL 15 points from five matches, which places us alone at the top of the table, three points ahead of Kitara at the time of writing.
It’s the first time the team has won all its opening five league matches, and this has generated a great aura of positivity around the club given the scintillating showings the team has shown on the pitch thus far.
The Eastern Giants carried a 2-0 lead into the tunnel, George Kasonko found his first goal of the season midway the first half at Muteesa II stadium – Wankulukuku before Ronald Otti marked his return from injury with a stooping header to double our advantage and ultimately secure all three points.
SC Villa were the first to threaten with a nice opportunity when Peter Onzima broke away at a blistering pace and then unleashed a stinging shot but Joel Mutakubwa, who was making his first start between the sticks this season, was prepared to claim the effort.
Soon after, Abbey Kikomeko’s men put their stamp on the game. From a corner, Jerome Kirya curled the ball into the box, finding Ronald Otti. Otti then homed in on goal, not on target though but his effort could only land into the path of Kasonko who poked the ball into the net on 34 minutes.
Kikomeko could not ask for a better game management from there on wards as the side did find the second goal just three minutes later.
Kirya yet again swung his crafty legs from the corner and then expertly picked out Otti who brilliantly planted his header beyond the reach of a hapless Norman Angufindru for the second.
The hosts had a moment where they wove passes around our area and eventually pulled one back after the break, through Umar Lutalo on 64 minutes but the Eastern Giants ensured they remained at bay for the remainder of the game.
Next week on Tuesday, we return to league action, hosting URA FC at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
Joel Mutakubwa (GK),Hillary Onek, Douglas Muganga, Ronald Otti, Walter Ochor a, Pascal Ngobi,George Kasonko, Jeromy Kirya, Martin Aprem, Reagan Kalyowa, Alex Kitata.
Tom Ikara (GK), Samuel Sekamatte, Lawrence Tezikya, Gerald Ogweti, Ibrahim Kazindula, Shafiq Kwikiriza, John Okurut, Mathew Odongo Tayo, Emmanuel Obua.