Ghana DOL Zone 1 week 11 Review : Steadfast stage incredible comeback, Tamale City lose ground on promotion, RTU pick a point in Sunyani while Gbewaa FC knock Nkoranza Warriors down

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Another matchday, another day of surprising results across the Division One League Zone 1.

B. A United needed every second of time to beat a resilient Tamale City, as Steadfast continue their early rampage through the opening weeks. Elsewhere, Bofoakwa Tano and RTU played to a surprising draw, while Gbewaa FC recorded their second win of the campaign.

Tamale City have dropped to sixth on the Zone 1 League table after defeat to B. A United on Saturday at the Coronation Park.

The Citizens came into the game with so much confidence following their famous 2-0 win over Bofokwa Tana in the previous matchday but they fell behind after 56 minutes. Defender Baba Mohammed powered in the opener before striker Sadam Dauda made sure of the three points 14 minutes to time.

Steadfast moved to the summit of the Zone One table after coming from a goal down to beat Young Apostles 2-1 on Saturday. The home side dominated much of the game but went down after Emmanuel Yeboah took advantage of a defensive blinder to open the scoring.

However Steadfast came stronger in the second half and were rewarded with two quick penalties converted by Habilu K. Alhassan to secure another home win.

The victory pushed Steadfast to the top ahead of Mighty Royals on goal difference with the Wamanafo based side having inflicted a fourth straight of the campaign on Wa Suntaa SC.

Mustapha Fuseini salvaged a late point for RTU as they came from behind to draw 2-2 with Bofoakwa Tano and drop to third on the table.

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The Pride of the North took an early lead through Ronald Frimpong after 3 minutes, with the striker outmuscling his marker before firing into the back of the net. The home side however restored parity when Saaka Dauda equalised in the 40th minute.

But a controversial penalty on the stroke of half time ensured the home side went into the break with a 2-1 advantage after top scorer Welbeck Takyi scored from 12 yards.

Mustapha Fuseini then ensured RTU walk away with at least a point when he headed in the equalizer in stoppage time to hand the away side a deserved draw.

Elsewhere Yendi Gbewaa FC recorded their second home win in a row and moved out of the bottom after a hard fought victory over Nkoranza Warriors at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium. Ismael Zakaria scored the only goal as they keep their hopes of Division One League survival alive.

Kintampo Fc delivered a superb away performance as they played a 1-1 draw at the Kayansi against Unity FC.

Adu Solomon struck in the 90th minute to secure Berekum Arsenal a 1-0 win over Crocodile Stars at the Golden City Park and move them to 4th level on points with RTU after returning to winning ways.

Techiman City and Nsoatreman FC played out a goalless draw at the Nana Amiyew Park in Techiman to wrap up week 11 on Monday.

By: Sey Mubarick

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