In a battle of homeboys-turned-foes, Impis came out on top against the now homeless Rams side winning 22-08 at Makerere on Saturday evening after a well taken second-half show.
Impis almost snatched the bonus point with three tries scored through Kennedy Muhumuza, Scarlet Otai, and Beijuka Derrick but Rams denied them that joy when Emmanuel Kinyera scored a five-pointer late on.
Rams blew a cold over the Graveyard when they scored a penalty to go three ahead. The two teams exchanged penalty misses for the better of the first half until the hosts’ patience paid off through Kennedy Muhumuza to send the game into the break with Impis leading 5-3.
After the rest, Twaaha was brought off with a broken bone in his nose but the bomb squad cushioned this with the additions of Henry Nsekuye, Otai Scarlett, Derrick Beijuka, Jerome Tasiku, and Luhoni. The latter would also fail to complete the game after an injury on the recuperating right knee.
Tasiku pushed Impis further with a penalty to 8-3, as Nsekuye and Aziz kept the missing their respective team kicks. The replacements got in full execution mode sooner rather than with Nsekuye chipping a short ball into speedster Ivan Otai’s basket, and the pint-sized runner made easy work of oncoming traffic to score the second try for Impis, sending the crowd into a frenzy. Creator turned converter as Nsekuye converted.
As the stands were still marveling over the switch in gears, Rams handed the ball back to Impis after the kickoff and soft silty and lofty handy work saw substitute Beijuka score arguably his first try for Impis, completing some heavy bulldozing work. Nsekuye Henry was good with the extras extending Impis lead to 22-03.
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As Impis were still celebrating the possibility of a winning bonus point, the mischievous Emmanuel Kinyera gave Rams some much-needed action touching down for their only try of the day.
On the back of solid defense and support play in attack, center David Nsiyona was named Man Of The Match, having inspired Impis to a 22-08 win, and put them only two points behind Rams on the table.
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