It was an unending entertainment match in Inter Allies’ 1-1 drawn game against Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium in a pre-season friendly on Sunday afternoon.
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ came from a goal down in the second half to draw with the Phobians. Vincent Atinga scored first before Prince Barrie made it even in the end-to-end match.
The friendly match which was a rehearsal for both teams saw Coach Herbert Addo put his new boys to the test.
Goalkeeper Kwame Baah was given the nod in between the sticks, defender Kingsley Nnamdi was handed a starting role in the heart of defense with Wahab Ackwei.
Ibrahim Alhassan and Edward Adjaklo were on the right and left of defense respectively.
Isaac Twum, Emmanuel Nettey and Prince Baffoe controlled the midfield leaving Eliasu Fuseini on top.
Prince Barrie and Evans Mensah were on the flanks.
Intentions were well made from the blasts of the referee’s whistle, both sides settled down quickly asking early questions.
Hearts of Oak were slightly on top in the early embers of the game.
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ responded in defense and changed it to attack, it took goalkeeper Soulama to save Hearts in the first half.
Evans Mensah’s close range shot was well parried away by the Burkina Faso shot-stopper before Eliasu Fuseini fired for the goalkeeper to punch away once again.
Both sides held onto their defenses and went to the mandatory break with the scores barren.
Inter Allies returned from the break, a better side but it was the Phobians who got the opener.
A free kick from by Isaac Oduro from the left side penetrated the defense just for Vincent Atinga to head home coolly on the hour mark.
Just five minutes later, Ibrahim Alhassan launched a cross from the right sifr, Soulama failed to grab one time and Prince Barrie raced to slot home the equalizer.
Despite both sides creating goal scoring chances, they fail to add to the tally until the final whistle.