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18.05.2009 League Report

Faisal holds Mirren to a barren draw

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Accra, May 18, GNA – Sporting Mirren failed in their bid to rise above the

relegation zone after Kumasi based King Faisal held them to a barren draw on

Monday in their 19 Week Premier League encounter at the Ohene Djan

The clash, the final of the Week 19 fixtures ensured the newly promoted

Club remains at the depth of the 16-Club standings with 15 points from a

maximum 57.
Faisal who finished the game with a man-less after Abdul Samad Oppong

was sent off on 74 minutes held their own against their hosts whose attackers

completely lacked ideas in front of goal.
After a barren first half, which saw Mirren's Moses Andoh fumble with the

closest chance of the opening on five minutes, both teams resumed the second

half strongly in their quest to break the deadlock.

Andoh, the most experienced player in the Mirren set-up appeared a pale

shadow of himself throughout his stay in the game as he caught wanting

anytime he was put through.
In the 58th minute, Togolese-import Komi Achite who had replaced Prince

Antwi during the break blasted wide with only the Faisal goalie Samuel Okyere

to beat after hard working Mahatma Otoo had laid him through.

The introduction of Nicholas Coffie for Isaac Ofori on the hour mark

brought some bite into the Mirren attacking machinery, but Coffie and his

colleagues remained visionless in front of goal.
They severally raided the Faisal half and the result was either an off target

effort or a save by the Faisal goalie Okyere.
Faisal appeared more dangerous on the break and almost succeeded in

breaking the virginity of the game five minutes from time through Eric

Agyemang but Mirren's goalie Tetteh Lugard was up to his side's rescue with a

brilliant save to send the game to barren draw.

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