|8th January 2019||4:00 pm||Uganda Premier League||2018/2019|
|Club||1st Half||2nd Half||Goals||Outcome|
Vipers Sports Club returned to winning ways in fascinating fashion overcoming Onduparaka FC in the game played on Tuesday at St. Mary’s stadium.
Despite the fist half ending goalless, the Venoms returned strong in the second stanza to eventually win the game 3-0.
This was the first win for us in three games. We had lost 2-0 to CS Constantine in the Total Confederation Cup and two successive goalless draws in the league against Bright Stars and Tooro United FC.
Geoffrey Wasswa, Dan Muzeyi Sserunkuma and Livingstone Mulondo scored a goal apiece to help the Venoms return to winning ways.
The game was the first for interim head coach Edward Golola upon return to the club.
There were three changes from the team that played against Bright Stars FC including Innocent Wafula who was making his debut.
Wafula started in the right wing position replacing Duncan Sseninde. The other changes saw skipper Taddeo Lwanga return to the team fold after missing the last three games through injury while Tito Okello who also missed the trip to Mwererwe returned to the starting team.
The Venoms right from onset proved the better team making several attempts at the visitors goal despite failing to find the breakthrough in the first half.
Tito Okello and Dan Sserunkuma kept troubling Onduparaka FC up front while the trio of Moses Waiswa,Taddeo Lwanga and Geoffrey Wasswa dominated proceedings in the midfield.
Three minutes upon return from the mandatory break, Wasswa broke the visitors resilience tapping home the opener to send the fans into celebrations.
Five minutes later, Sserunkuma scored a beauty just outside the area to double the lead. The deadlocked striker curled home from about 25 yards. This was his seventh goal of the season.
Defender Mulondo too got his name onto the score sheet 18 minutes to time when he jumped high to head home Yayo Lutimba’s cross to put the game to bed.
There were changes for the Venoms with Wafula, Waiswa and Lwaliwa paving way for Abraham Ndugwa, Brian Nkuubi and Tom Masiko in that order.
Victory means, the Venoms remain second on the log but move to 29 points with two games to the end of the first round. The two games include Mbarara City FC and URA FC.
Vipers SC will now shift focus to continental duty with the first leg against CS Sfaxien slated for Saturday at St Mary’s stadium.