In the first 30 minutes of the game, Police FC played like the best team in the world, passing and dominating the game but with just five minutes to the end of the first half, everything changed that they looked like panel beaters in their backline.
Fresh from their defeat by Express FC, the cops put up a great display at Lugogo in the opening minutes of the game that saw them command the game that even the team’s members of the brass band had extra energy while playing.
The good start paid off in the 27th minute when Hood Kaweesa headed the ball into the net, off a Yusuf Kasozi cross for the hosts to take the lead.
Despite dictating matters at Lugogo, Police embarrassed their supporters when they conceded a goal in such an awkward manner that could qualify their goalkeeper for the worst goalkeeper of the day award.
A seemingly weak shot that in simple words can be described as one that cannot even kill a mosquito from old boy Paul Willa was intentionally left by the Police goalkeeper, Hillary Jomi to crawl into the goal as he looked on.
Things had drastically changed as Vipers had leveled matters at Lugogo but they were not yet done.
Despite Police making numerous attacks on the enemy’s goal, they never paid off but on the other side, Vipers got a corner that was well taken by AbdulKarim Watambala met Halid Lwaliwa’s head for the visitors to take the lead for the first time at the stroke of half time.
On resumption, Abdallah Mubiru could not trust his goalkeeper Jomi again and he was substituted for Davis Mutebi who performed exceptionally well on the day making a number of saves.
In the second stanza, the cops made a number of attacks on the enemy’s goal but it was goalkeeper Fabien Mutombola who on all occasions saved matters.
With 10 minutes to the final whistle, following a long ball, Karim Watambala took the lead beyond reach when he shot past the helpless Mutebi for Vipers’ third goal on the day.
The job had been finished by the Venoms who went on marching.
Speaking shortly after the game, Police FC coach, Abdallah Mubiru admitted there is something wrong with his players especially in the defence, considering the schoolboy mistakes they made.
“The way we concede goals (these days) is embarrassing.We have lost many points in such a fashion this season. We need to sit as a club and solve the issue,”Mubiru said.
He however never fell short of blaming referees for poorly officiating the game.
For Vipers coach, Edward Golola admitted Police FC was a good team on the day but noted his players capitalized on mistakes by the enemy to pounce them.
“My boys worked as a team and capitalized on the mistakes by Police to beat them,”Golola said.
The win took Vipers to 4th position on 14 points whereas Police are still 15th on the 16 team log with only two points from six games.