Inter Allies and Heart of Lions played out an action-packed goalless draw in the 2014/15 First Capital Plus Premier League week 6 clash after both sides failed to score on many occasions at the Kpando Park on Saturday.
Gockel Ahortor got his first start of the season despite coming from the bench three times already to pair with Lawson Sabah, Frederick Boateng returned to line up pairing with Sheriff Mohammed after sitting out of the Liberty game.
David Onu continued to be on the left side of defence with Wahab Ackwei on the right. The two captains Joseph Aidoo and Baba Mensah were at the heart of defence leaving Osei Kwame between the sticks.
In a fast-paced opening half, the hosts dominated play through the major positions of the first half with Samuel Yeboah and Isaac Quansah spelling contrast danger up front after some lovely team work.
However, they lacked support from their midfield as Lawson Sabah and Gockel Ahortor ceased the entire midfield play.
The weather changed from sunny to heavy rains halfway through the first half with excessive wind, visibility was a bit of a problem.
Inter Allies came into the picture in the second half after the rain stopped. The latter half saw both teams having an almost equal share of exchanges.
But, into the last quarter of the game, the hosts were left chasing Paa Kwesi’s men. Sheriff Mohammed and Elliasu Fuseini with a nice combination saw the latter volleyed the ball over on the rub after outrunning his marker.
Six minutes later, Sheriff Mohammed on the counter launched a long shot from 30 yards towards the opponent’s goal but Adjetey parried out.
Both teams held on to their defence to see the match end in a goalless stalemate.
With this first away point, the Eleven Is To One have moved from 9th to 6th on the league log with 8 points from 6 games.
Inter Allies team: Osei Kwame, Wahab Ackwei, Chicka Onu, Baba Mensah, Joseph Aidoo, Gockel Ahortor, Lawson Sabah, Frederick Opoku Yamoah (Prosper Kasim), Lord Ofosuhene (Elliasu Fuseini), Sheriff Mohammed and Fredrick Boateng (Simon Martey)
Unused subs: Frank Andoh, Seidu Dabo, Asamoah George, Sam Ayew Yeboah.
Card (s): Wahab Ackwei – Yellow