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04.03.2006 Football News

Tema Youth hold All Blacks to a goalless drawn game


Nkawkaw, March 04, GNA - Tema Youth FC held Agona Swedru All Blacks to a pulsating goalless drawn game in their Middle League encounter at the Nkawkaw Park to brighten their chances of qualifying for this year's Premier League.

The Harbour lads kicked off with determination to carry the day after Accra-based FIFA referee, George Lamptey signalled the two sides into action and had three scoring chances in the 12th, 18th and 22 second minutes but their attackers fumbled in front of goal.

All Blacks counter-attacked but they also wasted two corner kicks in the 19th and 20th minutes as they failed to take their chances to end the first half on a barren note.

The commencement of the second half was delayed for about eight minutes due to lack of adequate security and Ref. Lamptey complained to the Match Commissioner, Mr Ben Owusu of the presence of only two policemen on the field as well as the presence of a large number of people in the inner perimeter and the Commissioner had to ensure that the fans were driven out to ensure adequate security before play resumed.

When sanity prevailed, Tema Youth continued to dominate play and were able to put the ball into the net in the 50th minute from inside left Edward Affum's beautiful header from centre forward Abeiku Gaise's in-swinger but the effort was disallowed by the referee.

Both teams exhausted their substitutions but it was All Blacks who benefited from the changes as they piled pressure on their opponents but their attack made up of inside left, Bismark Iddan, centre forward, Kwame Akompong and substitute Richard Nyansul wasted three scoring chances in 77th, 82nd and 85th minutes as they shot the chances off target to the annoyance of the fans.

In the 88th minute, Tema Youth again had a golden opportunity to carry the day but centre forward Gaise shot off target with the only the keeper after receiving a well laid pass from inside right Bernard Akuffo to end the match goalless. 04 March 06