Inter Allies suffered third away defeat of the season in a difficult match against Sekondi Hasaacas at the Essipong Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Elliasu Fusieni’s 77th minute strike wasn’t enough to cancel Kojo Poku and Tenneson Opoku goals in either half.
Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin made four changes to the side that comfortably beat Aduana Stars 2-0.
Stephen Owusu Ansah got his first start this season recovering from injury, Isaah Yakubu also got his debut after joining the club earlier this week.
Baba Mensah wore the captain’s armband today replacing Joseph Aidoo who is with the National under-20 side preparing for the upcoming under-20 African Youth Championship.
Prosper Kasim has also joined the national team missing out from the game, however Patrick Kpozo returned to the left back and Lord Ofosuhene partnered Sheriff Mohammed upfront in a 4-1-3-2 formation.
Hasaacas coming from two straight defeats commenced the game on a very high note receiving a lot of applauds from their fans.
The hosts would make the early incursion but Baba Mensah was called to duty just after the first minute of play. Fredrick Quayson and Joseph Mugre combined to open our defense but their effort went wide.
Against the run of play without Inter Allies even settled, Fredrick Yamoah received a pass from Patrick Kpozo, he found Gockel Ahortor but his shot went wide to create the first opening for the away team.
Hasaacas got their momentum back with series of corner kicks but goalkeeper Osei Kwame pulled magical saves to deny the hosts.
The Eleven Is To One settled and started asking questions, Fredrick Yamoah and Sheriff Mohammed combined to put Issah Yakubu through on goal but his shot was well saved by veteran goalkeeper George Owu.
And when Paa Kwesi’s men found their rhythm and were warming into the game the hosts scored, thanks to a mini-thunderbolt from Kojo Poku on the 32nd minute.
They held on to their slender lead until the end of the first half. Hasaacas once again returned from the recess where they left in the first half, they asked questions very early in the half.
A little more minutes to the hour mark, Opoku doubled the lead for the hosts.
Elliasu Fuseini who had been on to replace debutant Yakubu reduced the deficit with a beautiful volley from a Patrick Kpozo cross.
The goal wasn’t enough to rescue the Eleven Is To One as the fell at the Sekondi Sports Stadium.