Ten Man Express FC held on to defeat URA FC 3-1 at Wankulukuku on Saturday.
The Red Eagles got out of the blocks fast, scoring three times in the opening half.
Godfrey Lwesibawa headed home Charles Musiige’s cross to put Wasswa Bbosa’s side ahead on 10 minutes.
Seven minutes later, Eric Kambale headed in the second from Martin Kizza’s free-kick.
With eight minutes to play, Kambale scored his second and Express’s third on the day as he buried a penalty after Kizza was bundled over, in the area, by the reckless Brian Majwega.
All looked to be going their way but Express were handed a scare on 53 minutes when Murushid Juuko was sent off for receiving a second yellow card.
Moments later, Steven Mukwala gave URA some hope as he dispatched a penalty after Kambale handled Joackim Ojera’s cross while in the area.
Despite URA dominating possession and creating several half-chances, Express held o to win the game.
The victory sees Express maintain third spot but climb to 35 points, one behind joint leaders URA and Vipers SC.
In the other day’s game, Police FC powered past Kyetume FC 3-0 at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru.
Hassan Muhamud opened the scoring on 11 minutes as he capitalised on Kyetume’s inability to clear their lines before rifling into the back of the net.
On 63 minutes, substitute Ben Ocen scored the second with his first touch after coming on for Derrick Kakooza after he was set up by Brian Mululi.
With four minutes to play, Mululi who also came off the bench put the icing on the cake with Police’s with Ocen setting him up.
Police climbs back into 4th spot with 28 points while Kyetume stay in 14th with just 12 points from 16 games.