MS Sand Lions Defeat Short Handed St. Lawrence On Second Round Kick Off

Thrills and distress rocked FUFA technical centre in equal proportions as the FUFA beach soccer league second round kicked off on Sunday.

MS Sand Lions pose for a photo moment in a previous game

As MS Sand Lions and their coach Jamil Ssemwogerere Mukiibi found themselves over the moon following a feat of two wins in as many games of the outing, defending champions St. Lawrence who were missing many of their star performers walked off the pitch with heads in their hands after losing their first game after a long while.

Mutoola also extended their winning streak at the weekend with a comfortable victory over Grace Church that now count five points after drawing at Buganda Royal.

St.Lawrence University 2-5 MS Sand Lions

A workmanlike MS Sand Lions produced the biggest shock over the weekend, coming from behind to stun four time champions – St. Lawrence in an exciting game for the neutrals.

Despite being depleted, the Saints drew the first blood through Martin Kikambi before Ronald Magwali doubled their advantage, and with 2-0 up, they looked like cruising to another routine victory.

But Mukiibi’s men refused to lie down, responding perfectly and hitting back at their opponents at every chance that presented itself.

Yusuf Joloba cut their deficit in the first period, Michael Mutyaba and Badru Asibuku tilted the game in their favor before Timothy Ddamba and David Balondemu sealed the famous win for their side in the last period.

It was the very first defeat for St. Lawrence  in a spell of more than three seasons of invisibility.

MS Sand Lions 4-1 Buganda Royal

Their frenzy continued even against Buganda Royal, a side coached by last season’s best coach – Tonny Ssebagala.

Joloba was on show again as he and Simon Kizito combined to score a double each to hand MS Sand the advantage while James Wani scored the consolation for his team.

Grace Church 2-6 Mutoola BSC

Apuuli celebrating one of his goals in a previous game

There was also a win for Mutoola, who picked off Grace Church comfortably to claim a 6-2 win.

A hat-trick from Farooq Kiberu, a brace from Sharif Apuuli and another strike from Paul Nsege ensured Mutoola won.

Mulan Babu and Munai Mwanawangu scored to give the Church boys a positive to go home with.

Buganda Royal 4-4 Grace Church

Honours were even between the beaten sides.

Dalton Ssewanyana starred with a hat-trick while Andrew Luwate also struck to get a point for Buganda Royal.

Mulan Babu scored a double, with the other goals coming through Chris Waliyo and Owen Ben for Grace Church.

The league action will come back next Sunday, fixtures will be communicated as soon as possible.

Full time results:

Sunday May 14, 2023.

St. Lawrence 2-5 MS Sand Lions

Grace Church 2-6 Mutoola BSC

MS Sand Lions 4-1 Buganda Royal

Buganda Royal 4-4 Grace Church

Next outing.

Sunday May 21, 2023

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