The penultimate games of the first round in Zone Two of the 2021/22 Division One League (DOL) proved the title chase is far from over as New Edubiase fought away from home for all points ahead of their final game of the first round against leaders FC Samartex 1996.
Two away victories were recorded plus a draw between Wassaman and Nzema Kotoko – meaning there were 4 home wins.
Asokwa Deportivo’s trip to Pacific Heroes ends the first round of games.
- Unistar Academy 0–1 Swedru All Blacks
Kweku Asuadzie Baffour scored the only goal of the game at the Akoon Park on Saturday to hand Swedru All Blacks all the points ahead of its trip to the Sekondi Gyandu Park on the final day.
Unistar Academy couldn’t pull parity and the 36th-minute strike from the former Wa All Stars forward ensured the points went to the away side.
All Blacks moved to 7th place with 20 points – Unistar remained 9th with 18 points.
- Achiken 1–0 Hasaacas FC
Achiken FC broke the hearts of the visitors with the last kick of the game on the 90+8 minute from striker Obed who scored from a corner kick to secure all the points.
There were no clear-cut chances to separate the two sides till that last corner kick which gifted the host a 1–0 win over Sekondi Hasaacas FC.
Hasaacas maintained its 13th place on the log with 13 points while Achiken are 15th with 12 points.
- FC Samartex 1–0 Future Stars
At the Samartex Park, Prince Antwi secured a vital early goal for the host on the 5th minute which was enough to ensure all the points stayed with Samartex 1996.
The points keep Samartex 1996’s Ghana Premier League ambitions alive, currently at the summit with 33 points and 3 points better than New Edubiase.
Future Stars are 10th on the log with 17 points.
- Soccer Intellectuals 0–1 New Edubiase
Isaac Mintah’s 55th-minute strike secured a vital away win for New Edubiase at the Adu Yaw Assasan Park at Ajumako against Soccer Intellectuals.
The second-placed team was overly powerful against the host that at most times was pinned to its own half.
New Edubiase are three points behind FC Samartex 1996 (before the FA rules on the disputes surrounding match-day 10 and 11).
Soccer Intellectuals remain 14th on the log with 12 points.
- Wassaman 0–0 Nzema Kotoko
It was a goalless draw game at the Ejisu Okese Park between Wassaman and Nzema Kotoko.
Wassaman remain winless at home this season losing 8 games on the bounce in the first round of the league – Nzema Kotoko continued its fine form after snatching a vital point to extend its unbeaten run.
Wassaman United remain on the 16th position with 9 points while Nzema Kotoko moved to 3rd position with 27 points.
- Skyy FC 1–0 Ebusua Dwarfs
Baba Musah Amadu scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot to give Skyy FC a vital win over Ebusua Dwarfs on the 25th minute at St. Martin’s Park on Sunday.
Skyy FC kept hold of its home unbeaten run this season with a 1–0 win over the former Ghana Premier League side.
The victory pushes Skyy to the 5th position with 22 points, 4 points away from Ebusua Dwarfs that remained 4th after the penultimate games of the first round.
- Bekwai Youth Football Academy 1–1 Baseke Holy Stars
It was Emmanuel Maidawa who scored the opener at the Gyamfi’s Park for the host on the 32nd minute before Fred Kessie cancelled the lead in the 89th minute for the visitors.
It was an evenly shared point with the Anyinase-based side leaving the Ashanti Region with a vital one point.
BYFA moved to 20 points at the 6th position while Holy Stars sit 11th with 14 points.
- Pacific Heroes 1-0 Asokwa Deportivo
Bernard Hormeku scored the only goal on 53 minutes as Pacific Heroes snatched all three points against Asokwa Deportivo at Bekwai Gyamfi’s Park on Monday.