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23.12.2007 League Report

Asante Kotoko trash Olympics 5-0

By GBC News
Asante Kotoko trash Olympics 5-0

The Reds are in towering form and they showed their class in the rain-soaked game against Great Olympics with a 5-0 trouncing on match-day-5. Asante Kotoko made it five wins out of five games with a 5-0 thrashing of bottom-placed, Accra Great Olympics at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The ruthless Porcupine Warriors thus go three points clear at the summit having exhibited good defending so far with no goal picked from their net.

Kotoko commenced the day's trouncing of the Wonder Boys in the 5th minute when in-form striker, Eric Bekoe, who hot a hat-trick scored the opener for the Reds.

Eleven minutes later, Nii Adjei made it 2-0. Eric Bekoe was on hand to score two more goals in the 25th and 45th minutes to make it 4-0 for the Reds and end the half. And Eric Bekoe thus stays on top the goal chart with seven goals in five games.

The second half saw the Wonder Boys lift up their game but twenty minutes into the half, Francis Akwaffo after exchanging passes with Eric Bekoe, went ahead to score in the 75th minute as the scoreboard read 5-0. That was the club's 15th goal in the season.

Great Olympics had the chance to secure a consolation but a spot kick taken by Emmanuel Clottey was saved by Sumaila Abdulai.

Accra Hearts of Oak put the smiles back the faces of their disgruntled fans as they recorded a 1-0 win over city-rivals, Liberty Professionals in the Accra derby played at the El-Wak Stadium.

The Phobians scored from the head of Joseph Techie Menson in the 3rd minute as the attacker nodded in a free kick from Francis Bossman.

Liberty's hopes of drawing level were not helped following a red card to Rabiu Mohammed before the 10th minute as the resolute Phobians held onto their slim lead to end their recent poor run in the league.

At the Kaladan Park, Real Tamale United marched over AshantiGold with a convincing 3-1 victory, thus their fourth victory in five matches. The home side went three goals up before the Miners got a consolation from a spot kick.

Kwame Asare and Tofiq Alolo and Alhassan Salam scored for RTU before Shaibu Yakubu got the only goal for the Miners after he had been felled in the box.

A 25th minute goal by Alan Shearer helped Heart of Lions to a 1-0 victory over King Faisal at the Kpando Park.

Kessben FC recorded an impressive away victory at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast where they beat Tema Youth 2-1.

James Boadu tapped in from close range on the 4th minute mark to put Kessben in the lead before Baba Iddi doubled their lead in the 31st minute of the first half. Ekow Benson pulled one back for Tema Youth but it came too late in the game.

Real Sportive forced a 2-2 draw out Zaytuna United at the Carl Reindorf Park. Eric Owusu scored first in the 13th minute for Sportive but Nicholas Cofie cancelled out the lead for Zaytuna to end the first half 1-1.

In the second half, Zaytuna FC jumped into the lead from a spot kick scored by Felix Baffoe but Hamza Abdulai denied them victory by salvaging a point for Sportive with the equaliser.

Ibrahim Dauda scored his third goal of the season for Berekum Arsenals at the Golden City Park in their 1-0 victory over Sekondi Hasaacas.

The attacker scored under six minutes to give the home team a deserved victory. Wa All Stars returned to winning ways after their midweek blues with a 2-1 victory over Gamba All Blacks at the Wa Park.

Iddrisu Moro and Prince Anamang scored two first half goals before Bawa Mohammed got a consolation for the Black Magicians. The last match of the day between Asante Kotoko and Great Olympics is a late kick off at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Victory for the Reds would see them go three points clear at the top.