Exchequers and GRA top league table.
By: D. A Ababio Jnr
The surprising scoreline with Reformers against Legon knights shone the light of the entire match day to be an interesting one. The 6-1 defeat suffered by the Legon knights was like a hair pulled from the nostril.
Speaking to the Team Manager of the Legon Knights Victor Dugbartey, he attributed the defeat to poor officiating and some subjective decisions made by umpires. He also added that, his players put up a bad attitude half way through the game with the grounds of bad officiating. On the contrary, the coach of the Reformers side gave a hint of their staunch preparation towards the game and the league as a whole. The final score of the game never surprised me, he said. Legon Knights with this defeat occupies the last position at the end of week two while Reformers with this first game are seen at a good standing ready to propel to the top.
The defending champions of the league, Ghana Police gave away three points to their arch rivals Trustees of Ssnit. 4 goals with just 2 cancelled by the police team saw Trustees as victors. Coming back from a painful defeat, Trustees was set for a win at all cost match.
Richard Adjei of the police side affirmed that, this was just the beginning and his team was surely going to bounce back to defend their title this season. He added that some decisions of officials didn’t favor them at all. Evans Sidare, who joined the Trustees team from Exchequers scored a screamer to open the scoreline. The young chap with his cunning display seem to have a lot under his sleeves for the league this season.
The 3 all scoreline between Exchequers and GRA had everything about field hockey within it. GRA took the lead with a beautifully converted penalty corner by Ernest Opoku. Samuel Mensah of Exchequers paired up the scoreline line before the end of the first half with a field goal.
Ernest Opoku registered a brace after converting another splendid penalty corner equal
Ebenezer Arthur’s penalty corner goal.
GRA’s attacker Nick Hanson, punished the Exchequers team with a third goal after a defensive error from the exchequers side. Frederick Darko from the bench wiped his team’s woes after equalizing in the dying moments of the game.
Exchequers and GRA top men’s league table.