Inter Allies suffered a slim defeat to All Stars at the Wa Stadium in the First Capital Plus Premier League week 11 clash.
Fredrick Boateng’s late goal wasn’t enough to rescue the team from defeat as it proved to only be a consolation as All Stars beat the Eleven Is To One 2-1.
Goalkeeper Osei Kwame returned to the posts after missing out to Frank Andoh in the FA Cup and wore the captain’s arm band in the absence of Joseph Aidoo and Baba Mensah.
Seidu Dabo partnered with Wahab Ackwei at heart of defence. Another new partnership was that of Ropapa Mensah and Sheriff Deo Mohammed at upfront for the first time.
Paa Kwesi Fabin’s men settled very quickly and took the game to the hosts. Inter Allies took maximum control in the early embers of the game with Ropapa Mensah going very close in the 5th minute.
Niare Benogo picked Ropapa on the edge of the box but the skilful striker after passing by two defenders fired narrowly wide.
With a game that saw the hosts playing aggressive and very physical, they were kept quiet all round until Osei Kwame displayed one for his magical antics.
On the 35th minute, Emmanuel Gyamfi sneaked through pounce on defensive error but the goalkeeper pulled a magical save that attracted applauds from the stands to deny the opponent the opener.
With a quick counter moments later, Lord Ofosuhene made an impressive run on the right side, he picked Sheriff Mohammed in the box but the striker’s attempted bicycle kick failed but Ropapa Mensah unaware shot wide.
On the 39th minute and against the run of play, the hosts got the opener. Richard Arthur headed home the opener and held on until the end of the first half.
Inter Allies came from the break more purposeful with the intention to grab an early equaliser, but all attempts appeared futile.
Throwing more men forward in search of the equaliser opened our back and Emmanuel Gyamfi doubled the host’s lead in the 80th minute.
When All Stars thought they had ended the game with a clean sheet, Fredrick Boateng scored.