Premiership round-up

16 years ago

Some changes have occurred at the bottom of the table likewise the upper ranks as Asante Kotoko slip to the fourth spot after losing in Len Clay.

Accra Hearts of Oak still remain at the summit of the table after match-day-19 with a goalless draw against Bofoakwa Tano at the Coronation park.

The Phobians now lead the pack by just a point though they have a game to spare. Both sides could not find the back of the net in the first half.

However the second half wasn’t anything different as no side could break the deadlock.

And Asante Kotoko couldn’t take advantage of the Phobians as they lost away.

AshantiGold have leapfrogged Asante Kotoko to the second position on the standings after beating the Porcupine Warriors 1-0 at the Len Clay stadium.

The Miners are just a point away from leaders, Accra Hearts of Oak though the Phobians have a game to spare.

Asante Kotoko now slip to the fourth position on the table and have still not won a game in four outings this year.

The Porcupine Warriors have only picked a point from a maximum of twelve.

With some three minutes of play remaining, the Miners stunned the Porcupine Warriors with the match winner.

Shaibu Yakubu went round Kotoko’s Dan Acquah and curled the ball across the face goal which fast running striker, Opoku Agyemang connected past Isaac Amoako in post for Kotoko.

Asante Kotoko threw men forward for the equaliser but the Miners defence stopped all their incursions.

In Sekondi, Heart of Lions came out of the Gyandu park victors after beating home team Hasaacas 4-2 on match-day-19.

Comeback striker, Sadat Bukari got the season’s first hat-trick on match-day-19.

Hasaacas kicked off play before an expectant home crowd and after dictating the early exchanges shot into the lead through Joseph Bissa who connected from a rebound in the 2nd minute.

After twenty-one minutes of play, Eric Bekoe fetched the equaliser for Heart of Lions in the 23rd minute when he tapped in a pass from ten yards.

The Lions upped their game and deservedly scored in the 35th minute.

Sadat Bukari, who is making a return to the fold of the Lions after a short spell in the Israeli league volleyed a shot into the upright for the second goal.

Back from recess, Hasaacas got the equaliser after seventeen minutes of play.

Samuel Ellis scored for the Giants of the West to make the scoreline 2-2. But the scoreline did not stay the same as Heart of Lions got their third goal of the afternoon.

Sadat Bukari in the 75th minute got his second goal on the day as he romped in the third for Lions.

With the minutes ticking away, Sadat Bukari got a hat-trick when he scored a personal third. And the win sends Lions to the third position.

At the Swedru park, Feyenoord Academy playing at home in the derby game to Gamba All Blacks fell 1-2 to their local rivals.

Gamba All Blacks made their intensions clear right from the blast of the referees whistle as Patrick Agyemang scored the opener in just under a minute of play.

However, Dominic Adiyah cancelled out the lead when he equalised for Feyenoord Academy in the 19th minute from close range.

Feyenoord could not stay on level pegging as two minutes after the equaliser, the Black Magicians went ahead again.

Richard Nyarko scored the second goal for Gamba All Blacks in the 21st minute.

The second half did not register any more goals as the Black Magicians held onto their first half lead.

At the Ho sports stadium, Power FC’s revival continued over the weekend at home where they beat Liberty Professionals 2-1.

The first half appeared to be a game of two halves as Power FC dominated proceedings for the first twenty minutes before the Liberty Professionals took control of the remaining minutes of the game.

However, both sides could not find the back of the net in the first half.

In the second half, Power FC shot into the lead through Francis Coffie who scored in the 48th minute.

Seven minutes later, Sheriff Danladi drew level for Liberty Professionals when he got the equaliser.

Power FC went ahead again four minutes afterwards through a spot kick. And Francis Coffie grabbed a brace on the day as he converted the kick for Power FC.

Berekum Arsenals managed to a force a draw out of Real Tamale United at the Kalanda park in Tamale on match-day-19.

The result has affected the Pride of the North on the table as they now prop the sixteen club table.

Both sides ended the first half goalless.

In the second half, Alhassan Weah soared above the Gunners defence to head in a cross. But when all appeared to be coasting for a win, Arsenals struck back late on in the game.

On Saturday, match action began at the Ho sports stadium where, ninth-placed King Faisal were beaten 2-0 by Great Olympics.

The Wonder Boys scored one goal apiece in each half with Edward Sosu scoring from a spot kick while Emmanuel Clottey got the second.

Tema Youth and Real Sportive shared the spoils in their local derby at the Tema park also on Saturday.

Frank Osei put Sportive in the lead when he connected home in the first half but a minute into injury time, Hamza Immam got the equaliser for Tema Youth.