Fairly good weather for football had drawn a crowd of 12000 to Aqua Lane
. Hinko Lelie
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Marko Halberg
and Pieter Bonnewit
Stars started off with a 3-5-2 lineup.
The following players had been chosen: Mosnier - Oliva, Galun, Makalama - Nsubuga, Howell, Vinuesa, Salo, Muwanga - Balikuddembe, Roggero.
United had chosen a strategic 4-5-1 formation.
Lineup: Beckner - Kárpáthy, Mureşan, Guarda, Obermeyer - Winterstein, Pellicer, Val, Arzilli, Gimoro - Musoke-Nteyafas.
Stars were very close to putting themselves one up after 13 minutes as M. Muwanga
got through on the left, but failing in concentration, he shot the ball wide.
made a nice dash down the wing after 17 minutes, but was unable to get the cross into the box. A goal kick was awarded.
It was 0 - 0 at the break.
United had most of the ball, with 52 percent of possession.
knocked one home from a counterattack down the right wing, making the score 0 - 1 after 53 minutes.
With 66 minutes played, United put themselves up 0 - 2 after an attack from the right, caused by a defensive blunder. The scorer was D. Gimoro
76 minutes in, United's K. Musoke-Nteyafas
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 78 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 3. The United fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
Confident in their lead, United's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it.
Neither team was controlling the possession at this point in the match, with the stats showing a 50:50 split.
Stars's best player was J. Vinuesa
on the other hand, had a terrible day.
performed admirably for United.
On the other hand, A. Arzilli
's play was disheartening.
The match ends 0 - 3.