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13.11.2006 Football News

Ashgold feels the heat as Kotoko pressure mounts

Ashgold feels the heat as Kotoko pressure mounts
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Premier League leaders Obuasi Ashgold saw their four points buffer flattened to only one from pursuing defending champions Asante Kotoko after King Faisal beat the Miners in dramatic fashion at the weekend.

Faisal fought gallantly to win 2-1 at the Sunyani Coronation Park and left Ashgold with their first loss for the season and 19 points after 10 games.

Ashgold got the first goal in the 30th minute through their striker Alex Asamoah but substitute Micky Fosu got the equaliser in the 66th minute while Owusu Agyemang sealed the doom of the Miners when he scored from a controversial penalty in injury time.

Another injury time goal scored by Obeng Darko enabled Kumasi Asante Kotoko to beat Tema based Real Sportive 2-1 at the Konongo Waterloo Park.

The goal came in a goalmouth melee after incessant raids on their opponent's vital area after the homers had leveled up in the 74th minute through substitute Ahmed Toure.

Sportive had taken the lead in the 16th minute when Alhassan Nuhu pounced on a loose ball from Michael Asante, raced with it and put the ball on the blind side of onrushing goalkeeper, Mohammed Alhassan.

At Tema, Accra Hearts of Oak threw away a basketful of goal opportunities but managed a 2-1 victory over Gomoah Fetteh Feyenoord.

Hearts scored through Ablade Morgan after three minutes and in the 25th minute through a penalty taken by Dan Quaye but Feyenoord scored two minutes into resumed play through Abdul Nafiu Iddrisu.

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