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28.09.2005 League Report

Fetteh Feyenoord Beat Liberty

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Accra, Sept 28, GNA - Abubakar Mahdi sold out a classy performance to propel visiting Fetteh Feyenoord to a 2-1 victory over Liberty Professionals in the 24th week Premiership duel played at the Dansoman Park in Accra on Wednesday.

On a day that amazing composure proved decisive for the lanky Mahdi, the player grabbed a brace in the 29th and 40th marks to seal his team's desired victory that moved them to the seventh position on the log.

Defying the soggy nature of the pitch, Feyenoord managed to survive the early threats from the coach Cecil Jones Attuquayefio's lads by settling well with an incredible telepathic understanding in all of their approaches.

Feyenoord rarely created any chance in the opening minutes and when they eventually broke lose, it meant trouble for the Liberty rear of Wahid Mohammed, Agyemang Hanson, Bawa Mumuni and James Dissiramah who until then remained untested.

Unable to deal with the instant switch, the Liberty defence panicked and in the process fouled an advancing player close to the last quarter for a free kick.

Mahdi took a curly one that deflected on the Liberty wall into the net, leaving goalkeeper Kotie Blankson with the only duty of retrieving the ball from the net.

Accepted the challenge, Liberty elevated their play by probing for the equalizer with an invasion that only brought out the best in the young Feyenoord goalkeeper, Philemon Macarthy. At a time all looked set for Liberty's desired equalizer, Mahdi dashed their hope when against the run of play, he proved why he remained the biggest danger on the turf when he manoeuvred through two defenders with the ball glued to his head, paced himself before heading past advancing keeper Kotie.

On the brink of half time, Kwame Obeng Darko managed to crawl a goal back for Liberty by feeding on a defensive mess up by Feyenoord to slightly rekindle the host dream of at least picking a point in the game that never came their way.

Recapturing the midfield action that they conceded in the first half, Liberty fared better as the game wore on, but erratic shooting, inaccurate crosses and slow build up ensured they stayed the losers.