SUPL: Express share spoils with Bright Stars to miss title ground

Express FC took their current unbeaten run to 14 games as they drew 0-0 away to Bright Stars on Tuesday.

It was a game that neither side wanted to lose with the hosts creating the better chances on the afternoon.

Unlike in the loss to URA FC last week, Bright Stars were very much up for the challenge and could’ve found the breakthrough early, only for the returning Emmanuel Loki to send his attempt wide from a good position.

They continued to be the better side going forward, especially in the first half.

Fiat Cleophus shot wide from distance while captain Nelson Senkatuka could not generate power in his effort while inside the six-yard box and saw his shot head straight at the grateful Denis Otim.

Paul Kiwanuka’s side got a glorious opportunity to open the scoring, midway through the second half, but Loki was foiled by the wood-work after he was played through on goal by Joseph Janjali. Janjali too couldn’t convert on the rebound as his header sailed over.

Late in the contest, Isa Bugembe forced Otim into an angled save off a strike from a freekick.

Express moved into fourth with 28 points, level with Arua Hill SC but with a superior goal difference.

For the Stars, they stay in 14th position but they now have 12 points from 16 games.

In their next fixtures, Bright Stars are away to SC Vila on Friday, February 11, the same day Express hosts Tooro United at Wankulukuku.

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