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15.02.2007 Football News

Liberty Beat Feyenoord

Liberty Professionals ended a five-match winless streak when they beat Feyenoord 1-0 in their Premier League match at Dansoman yesterday.

Liberty played the last 31 minutes with reduced strength when midfielder Kabu Mohammed was shown a second yellow card.

Michael Insaidoo struck the target with a fierce grounder on the stroke of the 30th minute, beating the impressive Laomey Leonke in the Feyenoord post, and left the visitors battling without success for the equaliser for the rest of the match.

Liberty, advantaged by their bigger physical presence, were a handful for their opponents whose delightful touches in midfield only earned them a strike at the upright when defender Harrison Afful drove hard from 35 metres on 51 minutes.

Feyenoord fought gamely in spite of the obvious difficulty, but lost almost all contests for the loose balls as Liberty defended with steel.

Feyenoord's smallish forward, Mandela Ocansey, flicked a delicate touch to a cornerkick in the 77th minute that failed to beat goalkeeper Nana Bonsu, while Ocansey again blasted over the bar from close range three minutes from time in Feyenoord's most desperate effort for redemption.

Story by Michael Quaye

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