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Kobs defeat Heathens to retain the Uganda Cup

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Betway Kobs made it dramatic, leaving it it late to defeat Hima Cement Heathens 15-14 at Kings Park this evening and retain the Uganda Cup.

Robert Aziku scored a late try, with Ivan Kirabo’s resultant conversion tipping Kobs a point over Heathens and secure the win.

Kobs scored two tries through Justin Kimono and Robert Aziku, with Kirabo kicking in 5 points, while Heathens scored a try through Mike Otto with 9 points coming off Joseph Oyet’s boot.

Heathens led the game through Otto’s try, with Aaron Ofoywroth missing the extras before Justin Kimono bulldozed through the Heathens defense to draw the Blue Army level. Joseph Oyet kicked in a penalty to send Heathens leading 8-5 at the break.

After the break, Oyet kicked Heathens 6 points further with Kirabo kicking in a penalty to keep Kobs within sight of Heathens. Kobs put the pressure on and were rewarded late with a try coming at the full-time hooter. Ivan Kirabo, cool as a cucumber, kicked in the conversion to give Kobs a 15-14 win.

The win means Kobs retain the Uganda Cup, a trophy they won last year at Kings Park.

Elsewhere, Impis claimed the Shield finale with a 14-13 win over rival Rams in a game played at the graveyard.

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