Aduana Stars left it late to inflict further pain on Accra Great Olympics with a 0-1 defeat in injury time at the Accra Stadium on Sunday to return to Dormaa-Ahenkro with maximum points in the second week match of the Ghana Premier League.
A side-footed shot in the 92nd minute by forward Nathan Kwasi Richard gave the visitors three vital points and two successive wins in the competition out of two matches in the ongoing premiership.
Olympics largely dominated the game which lacked finesse and cutting edge from both teams who struggled to string passes together and connect effectively.
However, it was the hosts who had an early opportunity to find the back of the net in the fourth minute when attacker Abdul Razak Yusif latched onto the ball in the area but his last kick in front of goal was parried away by the Aduana shot-stopper, Joseph Addo.
The match lacked finesse until the visitors score a late winner
Olympics kept probing for the opener and came close again in the 25th minute when offensive midfielder Gladson Awako dribbled his way into the Aduana goal area but saw his effort go off target after he released Razak Yusif who failed to capitalise on his effort.
The visitors got a chance of their own in the 28th minute when striker Yahaya Mohammed put Samuel Bioh through but the midfielder failed to get the target.
Olympics continued their onslaught as they laid siege in the Aduana area but Awako, Razak Yusif and Mohammed Aminu’s poor exchanges in the box lacked finesse and cutting edge to produce a goal.
Olympics midfielder Gladson Awako holding off his marker
As the game wore on, both teams were retired to a drawn game as a midfield ding-dong battle drew many of referee Eric Owusu’s yellow cards out of his pocket to players from both sides for reckless tackles and challenges.
In the 92nd minute, Mohammed latched onto an aerial ball from his half, found space and released Isaac Kwain who squared it to Kwasi Richard in the area and found the back of the net from his side foot.