Inter Allies suffered painful defeat at the hands of league leaders Ashanti Gold at the Len Clay in Obuasi on a wet Saturday afternoon.

Petrus Shitembi and Emmanuel Osei scored in both halves to ensure Ashanti Gold’s first victory over the Eleven Is To One 2-0 to stretch the lead at the top.

Mustapha Odam got the chance to be in the posts as first choice Osei Kwame continued his recovery from a knee injury.

Captain Joseph Aidoo also returned from injury to lead the Eleven Is To One, he paired with Wahab Ackwei in the heart of defence.

Before kick off, a minute silence was held for the late Michael Asante who died earlier last week.

The team were pushed back by the hosts immediately the referee blew his whistle for game to start, and it didn’t take long for them to open the scoring.

Just after ten minutes, Petrus Shitembi headed home coolly from a free kick on the left side, a deserved lead from series of attempts in the opening minutes.

Fredrick Yamoah and Sheriff Mohammed went close to getting the equaliser but their efforts went futile. Yamoah chested to beat defender Henri Traore but his final shot went way off target.

Prosper Kasim launched in a long cross for Sheriff Mohammed to head but Fatau Dauda pulled a magical save to deny us, Yamoah went for the rebound but headed inches wide.

The rain had started by then and made visibility and ball control very difficult, Paa Kwesi Fabin’s men found it tough to settle and the hosts were busily having a good day.

Mustapha Odam wasn’t left out as Inter Allies continued to struggle to settle down, the young goalkeeper made series of saves to deny the hosts a second before the break.

Inter Allies took a grip of proceedings early in the second half but it didn’t last longer as the hosts bounced back to control the game.

AshGold virtually controlled the game, enjoyed a period of good possession without creating major chances.

Against the run of play, Inter Allies went very close for the equaliser, Lawson Sabah picked Niare Benogo in the box, the former went one-on-one with Fatau Dauda but his shot went straight to the keeper.

On the 70th minute, Emmanuel Osei doubled the lead for the home side from 30 yards, when Inter Allies thought they had settled.

The hosts held on till the end of the final whistle to record yet another away defeat for Paa Kwesi Fabin’s men.

The result has moved Inter Allies to sixth on the league table with 20 points after 13 league games.

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