Substitute Paul Mucurezi scored a late goal from freekick to rescue a point for Vipers SC who drew 1-1 away to UPDF FC on Friday at Bombo Barracks Grounds.
Mucureezi replaced Hillary Mukundane and he netted for Vipers in the 75th minute after he was fouled by Rogers Adriko outside the box.
His goal was the only bright moment on a day the Vipers struggled to assert their authority in the scorching sun at Bombo.
They trailed to a first half penalty by Ivan Ahimbisibwe after the striker was brought down by Disan Ggaliwango.
The Venoms’ usually reliable striking duo of Yunus Ssentamu and Ceaser Manzoki who came into the game having scored 21 goals between them, failed to lift their side this time round.
The draw took Vipers SC to 40 points, four ahead of second placed KCCA FC who will host Onduparaka at Lugogo on Saturday while UPDF FC remained eighth with 22 points from 18 games.