Inter Allies ended Dreams Football Club impressive run in the Ghana Premier League with a spirited performance to draw two-all at the Tema sports stadium on Match Week Three of the Ghana Premier league.
Lawson Berkui brace (one from each half) were cancelled by Evans Mensah and Prince Baffoe to earn Herbert Addo’s boys a point.
Dreams FC were dominant from the onset, creating all the needed chances without finding the back of the net.
Their hard work however paid dividends on the 39th minute when Lawson Berkui outpaced the Inter Allies backline to take control of Emmanuel Hayford’s through ball, facing Kwame Baah one-on-one in the Inter Allies post.
The number 34 shirted man made no mistake, placing the ball beyond the reach of the goalkeeper. Inter Allies responded quickly and almost drew level via Isaac Twum, but the lanky midfielder drifted his effort wide.
Inter Allies kept their feet on the gas, and finally found the breakthrough 2 minutes into added time of the first half.
A swinging ball from Lord Offosuhene from the right end of the pitch fell on the path of Evans Mensah, and he drove home a powerful left footed strike to break Dreams FC’s Ghana Premier League virginity before match day referee Ametepeh blew his whistle for recess.
Dreams continued from where they left off, dictating proceedings and deservedly regained their lead seven minutes into the second half.
Emmanuel Hayford was at the thick of affairs again. This time, he began the move from the middle of the pitch, and found Prosper Odonkor at the right side of the park who in turn found Berkui free on the run.
A defence splitting through ball was met by Lawson and he drove home his second and Dreams second of the afternoon.
The game was seemingly under control, but a ‘stupid’ brawl between Emmanuel Hayford and Lord Offosuhene saw both teams reduce to ten men, and the absence of Hayford was felt from there for Dreams FC.
Inter Allies dominated the late exchanges and substitute Prince Baffoe drew the home crowd into ecstasy with a goal of the afternoon, drawing parity for the ‘Eleven Is To One’ with only 9 minutes to play.
CK Akunnor revived to soak the pressure and gained a point and his boys did that to perfection and they left the team with a point.
Inter Allies XI: Baah, Martey, Edward, Wahab, Nnamdi, Nettey, Offosuhene, Gockel, Ropapa, Twum, Evans.
Dreams FC XI: Mozart, Bashiru, Razak, Asante, Quansah, Dauda, Donkor, Berkui, Lomotey, Hayford, Oppong
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