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Match Report: Mahala Football Academy draw with Natcosta FC in week 5 fixture

The visitors, Natcosta FC go ahead in the game before the 30th minute but Mahala Football Academy come back to draw in one all scores at the Kumasi Bantama Astro-turf.

Mahala Football Academy went down and had to suffer a harsh decision by the center referee despite dominating and creating goalscoring opportunities. The visitors were awarded a dubious penalty inside the box despite a 50/50 ball challenge with defender Albert Boakye.

Natcosta FC converted to take the lead in the second quarter.

Coach Eric Owusu Ansah’s side rallied from behind to draw before half time and it was a beautiful right foot curler from Elija Opoku. He’s goal settled scores as the equaliser on the struck of half time. Another fixture left to close the year 2023, where we hope to come good.

Natcosta FC opens the scoring

With a heavy sun quenching, Mahala Football Academy came out aiming for three maximum points but fell short. Mahala Football Academy imposed themselves on the game right from kickoff but did not get knocked down with a dubious penalty call from the referee.

Natcosta FC broke the deadlock in the 27th minute from the 12-yards, following the center referee decision to point at the spot ignoring the rules of 50/50 ball challenge. Natcosta FC captain converted the ball home expertly to give his side an early advantage.

Mahala Football Academy hit back

The away team were only ahead for fifteen minutes with Elija Opoku on hand to score with a curler after his first strike got the goalkeeper away from his goalpost. Opoku nailed it from the right edge of the box to draw parity before half time.

After recess, it was all but a glamorous moment for the Academy lads but failed to utilise their chances. An hour past by with Mahala Football Academy exhibiting some good football but nothing to show.

Encounter ended 1-1 with Mahala Football Academy sharing spoils.

First draw of the 2023-24 Ashanti Regional Division Two League but amassed 7 points in five matches.

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