Premiership defending Champions, Black Pirates, recovered from a loss to Heathens with a majestic 31-19 win over Plascon Mongers at their new home in Bweyogerere.
The Pirates shrugged off a tense first half performance which at one time saw them at 12-all level pegging with Mongers but three tries later, they walked out 31-19 winners.
“The game was good for us. It was not the start we wanted but the team leadership quickly got the boys to focus on looking after the ball well. With that, the team gained control of the game and the results come our way,” recounted Coach Musinguzi of the Black Pirates.
“In the first half, the team conceded some soft tries, but I was happy with the defense on second half – this was our third consecutive game we haven’t conceded in the second 40.”
Pirates find themselves fourth on the table and doing all possible to assert dominance that was synonymous with them last season. The game against Mongers is first they lost last season after a boardroom decision saw a walk over awarded against them.
“We work is cut out to improve our 1st half defensive game. But on the whole good game, big milestone achieved by the team. On another note, a vote of thanks to the Mongers – they played to the spirit of the game making the game enjoyable to the fans.”
“And lastly to all the fans that turned up to celebrate the milestone with Pirates rugby, a big thank you,” said Coach Robert Musinguzi.