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29.04.2008 Football News

Hasmal Succumb To Liberty

Liberty Professionals began the second round of the Onetouch Premier league on a good note when they defeated visiting Sekondi Hasaacas 2-0 at the Carl Reindorf Park at Dansoman in Accra yesterday.

Liberty got the first goal in the first minute of the game when a Yaw Antwi freekick fell to Kofi Nti Boakye to plant the ball in the net.

From that stage it was an all-Liberty affair as they kept probing for more goals and mounted pressure on the visitors, but all their attempts were wasted anytime they got close to the Hasmal goal area.

Hasmal changed their strategy in the second half as the defence of the hosts could not match the fast-paced Hasmal attackers.
 
Though they enjoyed much of the possession in the second half they failed to utilise the many chances anytime they were on the break.

In the 55th minute Joseph Bissah came close to getting the equaliser for his team but his effort was saved by goalkeeper Yaw Bekoe in post for Liberty.

Two minutes later Joseph Afriyie got an opportunity to put his team at par but his feeble shot slipped through the fingers of goalkeeper Bekoe, missing the cross bar narrowly.

The visitors mustered courage as they resisted every attempt by the Dansoman lads at increasing the tally and rather probed for an equaliser.

They were nearly rewarded in the 56th minute as Clement Ago's shot, after keeper Yaw Bekoe failed to properly clear a ball outside the penalty box, was headed away by the defence of Liberty.

But the tables turned in favour of the homesters in the 72 minute when a corner kick resulted in a goal mouth melee as the ball fell to Ashland Asamoah who quickly planted it at the blind side of the keeper for the second goal for Liberty.

Story by Peter Sarbah

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