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01.03.2006 Football News

Aduana Stars fight from behind to hold B.A. United

By GNA

Cape Coast, March 1 GNA - Aduana Stars played an improved game in the second half to hold B.A. United to a pulsating one all drawn game in the second week fixtures of their Middle League match played at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium at Cape Coast on Wednesday. With both teams drawing their opening encounters over the weekend, it was B.A United who started the game as the stronger side and went ahead to score the opener in the 37th minute through midfielder Kwame Attram.

On resumption of the second half, Aduana Stars took control of affairs and following series of raids into their opponent's vital area they earned a free kick from which Benjamin Dodze scored the equaliser in 47th minute.

The drawn game leaves both teams with two points apiece out of a possible six from two matches.

At the Nkawkaw Park, Tema Youth on Wednesday beat fellow Premier League aspirants, Sekondi Wise Fighters by a lone goal in their second round Middle League encounter.

Wise fighters who drew their opening day's fixture over the weekend, kicked off under the instructions of Suhum-based FIFA Referee, William Agbovi with determination and managed to create some anxious moments in the half of Tema Youth.

Wise Fighters managed to create some decent opening chances in the 13th, 20th and 22nd minutes but they failed to convert any of them to the surprise and amazement of the soccer fans. Wise Fighters continued to put pressure on the defence of Tema Youth with striker Daniel Nyarko combining effectively on the wings with Ebo Mensah and Francis Gyabi but their efforts were repulsed and held in check.

Both teams made two substitutions at the start of the second half but it was the Tema lads who benefited from the changes to assume control of the game and made a number of incursions into Wise Fighters vital area but their attack led by Abieku Gaise fluffed all the chances. In the 70th minute, Gaise atoned for his earlier misses to score from a Francis Obeng's well-laid pass for the only goal of the match. Tema Youth who lost their opening encounter to Olympics on Saturday, nearly increased their tally but their attackers wasted three clear chances that came their way in the 85th, 87th and 89th minutes.

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