Inter Allies and Dreams FC played out an exciting action-packed 2-2 draw in the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League week 3 clash at the Tema Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ came from behind twice in each half courtesy goals from Evans Mensah and Prince Baffoe in between Lawson Bekui’s brace to claim a vital point at home after Wahab Ackwei missed a penalty.
Avram Grant (Black Stars coach) headed a team of top officials including Oti Akenteng (GFA Technical Director), Tony Baffoe (Former Black Stars player) and a lot more to witness the game which never failed to bring the excitement from everyone.
Kwame Baah returned to the posts, Simon Martey captained once again from the right back with Edward Adjaklo left on the left side of defense. Wahab Ackwei and Kingsley Nnamdi completed the center half of defense.
Emmanuel Nettey, Isaac Twum and Gockel Ahortor were the three midfielders with Ropapa Mensah left on top. Lord Ofosuhene and Evans Mensah on the right and left flanks respectively.
In a fast-paced opening half, the hosts dominated proceedings but it was not long lived as the visitors took over with Lawson Bekui, Emmanuel Hayford and Emmanuel Lomotey spelling constant danger up front with some lovely team work.
It was a perfect afternoon for the visitors after Lawson Bekui got the best out of Emmanuel Nettey and Edward Adjaklo to put him through on goal, with a well composed attitude, the forward struck the ball past Kwame Baaah to open the scoring in the 39th minute.
Inter Allies fought back immensely and were rewarded with a beautiful Evans Mensah goal on the brink of half time. Dreams FC defense failed to clear a cross from the right, Evans took advantage of it and struck a powerful shot from an acute angle to beat Mozart Adjetey.
Inter Allies came into the picture clearly in the second half but it was the visitors who once again shot into the lead. A defense lapse allowed Lawson Bekui to grab a brace with a very fine finish in the 51st minute.
In the 70th minute, Evans Mensah brilliantly got past his marker Abdul Bashiru before he was brought down in the box for a penalty. However, Wahab Ackwei who stood up for the penalty, missed it after Mozart Adjetey palmed it away.
Few minutes later, Lord Ofosuhene and Emmanuel Hayford were red carded for a bust up just in front of the referee and both teams played the remaining minutes with a man down.
It all looked like a second straight defeat for the ‘Eleven Is To One’ but in the dying minutes , Prince Baffoe with a solo effort made an impressive run and sneaked through Dreams FC defense before launching from range to get the equalizer.
Both sides held on their defenses to see the game end 2-2. Evans Mensah was adjudged the man of the match of the game.
With this first home draw of the season, Inter Allies lie 7th on the league table with 4 points from 3 games.