Lethal forward Yunus Sentamu netted a 10-minute hat-trick for Vipers SC as they defeated UPDF FC 4-0 in a StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played in Kitende on Friday.
Sentamu’s hattrick came in the second half to wrap up Vipers third consecutive victory at home.
Earlier on in the first half, Vipers got into the lead through Rogers Adriko’s own goal off a teasing Sentamu cross.
The venoms could have gone into the break with a 2-0 lead but Sentamu missed from close range after being set through by Milton Karisa.
But with 16 minutes left on the clock in the second half, the Vipers striker got his first of the day as he slotted past Simon Mabuya after being setup by Bright Anukani.
His second came six minutes later before the third arrived in the 83rd minute.
UPDF’s best scoring chance fell to Abasi Kyeyune in the opening half, but the youngster failed to beat Alfred Mudekereza.
With the three points, Vipers go third on the log with 14 points in seven games.
For UPDF, they drop to 13th on the log with just 5 points in five games.
Vipers plays URA FC next in Nakisunga while UPDF hosts Maroons in Bombo.