Ashraf Tumwesigye’s second half goal was enough to sink bottom side Rockets as Kampala Hockey Club Stallions ended the first round with a 1-0 victory.
After a barren 35 minutes, Tumwesigye scored the lone goal in the 58th minute to ensure Bernard Bwire’s charges continue with their winning ways in the National Hockey League.
The Stallions who were last involved in a league game two weeks ago were made to wait for their closing goal of the round after unsuccessful attempts in the first half, and it arrived with 12 minutes remaining on the clock.
Tumwesigye, scorer of a brace against defending champions Wananchi a fortnight ago was the man of the day as KHC secured their fourth victory of the campaign to tighten their grip at the top of the table.
It was the first time this term the side was seeing the back of net just once. KHC scored two against Weatherhead on the opening day of the campaign, and put 4 past Simba, and against Wananchi notched three.
And defensive wise, it was the second time this season the side was ending the game without conceding a goal having let in one and two against Weatherhead and Wananchi respectively.
The Stallions end the round on top of the table with 12 points, 6 ahead of their two rivals.
Rockets, meanwhile, remain rooted to the bottom of the table with no point.