Berekum Arsenal’s 7-match unbeaten run ended in a 1-0 loss at Young Apostles in the Division One League Zone 1 League on Sunday.
Solomon Adomako’s strike in the first half was enough to apply the breaks on the former Premier League side, who had gone seven games without defeat.
Arsenal could have stretched the lead at the top of the Zone 1 take at least – with a win, but lacked creativity as second top striker Ansu Kofi Patrick, and his colleagues struggled to create many clear-cut chances.
Mohammed Hardi and Fawzan Alhassan Dandawa’s first goals for Real Tamale United fired them into the second position as the Northern Blues withstood a late Wa Suntaa fightback to hang on for a 2-1 victory at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
RTU were ahead inside 23 minutes thanks to captain Mohammed Hardi’s penalty, before Fawzan got the second with a cool finish early in the second half.
The win, their fifth in eight matches sees momentum continue to build behind RTU’s qualification charge, with the Pride of the North moving into second, level on points with Berekum Arsenal, who stay at the summit by virtue of superior goals.
Unity FC gave their survival hopes a huge boost as Emmanuel Yeboah’s strike earned his side a 1-0 victory over relegation rivals Yendi Gbewaa FC pouring more misery on Coach Nurudeen Sham-Una’s ‘ struggling side, who are yet to win a game this campaign.
The victory sees Unity move to within one point of safety while Gbewaa is stacked at the bottom after recording just two draws so far.
Kintampo Fc finally gained their first Division One League win of the season in their 8th game as they beat B. A United at Rawlings Park.
The home side had failed to win any of their opening 7 games this season, losing five and drawing two.However they remain 15th of the table but are now on five points, two behind 13th-placed Unity FC and three adrift of Yendi Gbewaa FC in 16th.
Nkoranza Warriors are showing real signs of progress after ending Bofoakwa Tano’s five game unbeaten after beating the Hunter 1-0 at the Nkoranza Children’s Park to move 13 points.
After losing narrowly at the Golden City Park last week, the home side picked up their game and needed striker Derrick Gyamfi’ goal to earn them the maximum points.
In other games, Tamale City made it two wins in a row after defeating Mighty Royals 3-2 at home on Sunday. The Citizens started the game at a quick tempo and unsettled the away side with two goals from Issac Mensah. Royals responded early in the second half but Sam Otis made sure of the three points when he converted from the spot kick to give City a boost in their qualification hopes.
Nsoatreman FC grabbed all points against Crocodile Stars while Techiman City accounted for Steadfast on Friday.
By: Sey Mubarick