Liberty Professionals and Karela United shared the spoils in a six goals thriller in Dansoman, in a game whose outcome was not pleasing to the home fans.
Both teams had began the afternoon on a quite note with their midfield controlling affairs, Liberty’s Emmanuel Ansah, and Captain Simon Zibo were the main architects for the home side, whiles
Emmanuel Keyekeh and Emmanuel Mintah took charge of the visitors midfield. Not too many chances where created until the 30th minute mark when Benjamin Eshun scored the first goal of the afternoon after some good build up involving George Ansong and Frimpong Hagan Hagan.
Just three minutes after the goal, George Ansong of Libety was brought down in the box as he attempted to get at the end of an Eshun cut back, Captain Simon Zibo stepped up to the challenge, and slotted onto the blind side of Goalkeeper Kofi Mensah in post for Karela ending the first half on a 2-0 lead for the home side.
Liberty started the second half on a good note pushing more men upfront, to get the more goals beyond the reach of their opponent’s, just after 4 minutes of play in the second half, George Ansong dispossessed a Karela United defender off ht ball, run through to the goalkeepers, rounded him up before setting up Frimpong Hagan, who also set Eshun to slot in from 3 yards to give Liberty a 3 goal lead
Coach Johnson Smith made some changes to his side, he brought on Alhaji Sani, who instantly become the game changer with some great passes to his attackers, one of his passes led to a free kick just at the tip of the penalty box, the resultant kick was shot into goal by Sarfo Taylor with a close range finish after the of Defence Liberty failed to deal with the free kick.
The efforts of Karela United in fighting hard was rewarded in the 67th minute when they were awarded a penalty for a hand ball from a Liberty defender, Diawisie Taylor stepped up to finish it off.
A relentless Karela side continued their dominance of the game deep into additional time, and in the process, Diawisie Taylor struck the goal that broke the hearts of many Liberty fans in what went on to become the last kick of the game, after he had outrun the Liberty defenders, and left with only Kofi Baah in post to beat, bring the game to a 3-3 draw