Streamline suffer first EJL defeat at the hands of St. Padre Pio

St. Padre Pio Soccer Academy handed Streamline Soccer Academy their first defeat of the season in the Gateway Entebbe Junior League on Wednesday.

The SPAKS were able to dominate a vibrant Streamline side in a match that ended 2-1 in favor of the hosts, ending the visitors unbeaten run.

Coming into matchday 5, Streamline were yet to lose a point in the league in eight outings, scoring 52 times and conceding only 12 times. Their opponets today are yet to lose a match either.

Sparks’ Rashid Ssemakalu wins an aerial duel

Early into the first stanza of the game, Streamline defender Collins Ocatre conceded an own goal and later SPAKS goalkeeper David Ssegawa would see his lob pass hit the back of the net making it 2. The visitors were able to salvage a consolation goal courtesy of Reagan Ssekisambu.

In the second half of the game, both teams were unable to yield success from all their efforts, until the final whistle.

“This is the game of the season, we are happy to get 3 points,” St. Padre Pio tactician, David Mwesigwa said delightfully “This is the fixture we have been waiting for and I’m happy our players gave it their all. High pressing and exploiting our opponents mistakes, our first games of the season were meant to prepare us for this game,” Mwesigwa added

“We had to arrest Streamline’s passing and attacking prowess, and we knew this was the team to beat, we are now confident to challenge for the title after today’s triumph.” Mwesigwa said

Mwesigwa’s opposite number Robert Tugume told Gateway News that today’s loss will not change their intent of winning the league.

“Today’s loss is an eye-opener, we now know our weakness and we are confident the boys can focus on the remaining games as they await the second round. We definitely expected a tight contest from SPAKS and today was not a good day for us at the office, we hope to bounce back stronger and keep our title hopes alive”

St. Padre Pio Soccer Academy Director, Fr. Francis Sseguya attributed the win to the club philosophy that has been key in preparing the players, citing the need for a positive attitude and displine in order to come out on top of such contests.

” Coming into this game, we knew it was not going to be easy, we think Streamline was rather complacent but we are happy to clinch 3 big points against them.” Fr. Sseguya said

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