Benson Muhindo’s lone goal in a 1-0 victory sent SC Villa past Onduparaka FC to reach the quarter finals of the Stanbic Uganda Cup at AbaBet Greenlight Stadium, Arua on Sunday.
The Jogoos scored early in the first stanza and spent most of the minutes of the game in the defensive part of the playing ground.
Muhindo found the back of the net to give SC Villa a narrow edge having played only ten minutes into the game.
Patrick Matovu moved on the playing ground to replace Posnsiano Ssegonja in an early change for Onduparaka who was looking for a leveller.
At half an hour mark, John Rodgers Okumu threw the ball in to the area giving hard time to SC Villa’s defence before Shaban Muhammad’s effort was punched out by Martin Ssenkotto.
Three minutes later, Emmanuel Oketch delivered an inch perfect cross and Gabriel Matata’s header rattled off the woodwork.
On the start of the second stanza, Micheal Kagiri replaced Mathias Muwanga who suffered a knock earlier.
To reach the quarter-finals, SC Villa won 4-3 penalty shootout against rivals Express FC at Muteesa II Wankulukuku.
While Onduparaka eliminated Tooro United after a 2-1 result at Greenlight Stadium.
SC Villa have continued to show progress having won their latest encounter in the StarTimes Premier League as they registered a 2-1 victory sending the 10th on a 16-team log.