GN Bank Division One games were played at the various centres with some surprising results across all three zones - a lead change in Zone one with Mighty Royals taking over the summit, the top 3 spots remaining virtually the same in Zone two despite Eleven Wise falling at Cape Coast and a reshuffling of the second through sixth spots in Zone three after Okwawu United, Heart of Lions and Planners picked were dealt some surprises.
In Zone one, the tricky duel between hitherto table-toppers – Bofokwa Tano and Mpuasuman ended in a goalless tie with the former ceding the summit for the third spot after failing to tame their hosts - Mpuasuman who were gunning for an end to their five game non-winning run though they moved out of the last 3 places to 13th with the point earned and Mighty Royals kept the royalty and pomp alive with a 2-0 home win over Unity FC to take over the summit on 21points.
Real Tamale United maintained their recent fine form, extending their winning run to 3 with a 3-0 thumping of visiting Bawku United to move to the second spot on 20points, B.A. United failed to zero in on the top spot as they would have liked as they split the spoils with Wa Rockets to hold on to the 4th spot on 18points, 3 adrift of the summit and FC Tanga grabbed the rebound at home with a 4-2 win over visiting Liberty Babies.
Elsewhere in the zone, Berlin FC downed Steadfast FC to improve to the 6th spot on 16points and Guan United divvied the spoils with Bolga All Stars at home. The result of the match between B. Arsenals and Utrecht was not available at the time of this post. Bawku Utd, Liberty Babies and Tamale Utrecht brought up the last 3 spots in that order.
Things went as well as could be expected for leaders Elmina Sharks and second placed Gold Stars with the former managing a lone goal and hard fought victory over a veteran Dunkwa United side at home to maintain their lone point lead atop Zone two. Gold Stars on their part demolished visiting Cornerstones by 5 goals to 2 remain in second and Western Show boys Sekondi Eleven Wise retained their third spot despite being chomped by the venom of Cape Coast Vipers by a 2-1 scoreline that saw them fall 5 and 4 spots adrift of the first and second spots, in addition to ending their 3 game winning run. Vipers and Cornerstones have the 7th and 8th spots respectively.
The grueling nature of the competition seems to have caught up with Asokwa Deportivo who succumbed to their second straight defeat after an impressive start that saw them stay in top four contention for a while, as they lost again, this time a 2-0 road loss to Starke FC that dropped them to 5th on 17points, a whopping 7points off the summit with the latter ending their 2 game slide and improving to 11th on the log with 10points and struggling former tier one side King Faisal won just for the third time this season to improve their tally nine though they remain to spots off the bottom
Elsewhere in the zone, Achiken bounced off Proud United by a lone goal and Nzema Kotoko failed to pick up all three points at home as Karela FC held them to a one all tie.
Elsewhere, Wassaman defeated visiting Tarkwa United by 4 goals to 2, second but last Achiken will look to tame Proud United at home, Nzema Kotoko will duke it out at home against Proud United and Wassaman United will welcome Tarkwa United to their home turf in hopes of securing all 3points.
Zone three ended the weekend with some stunning results, but then, there is a good reason for playing the game on the field rather than on paper. Okwawu United’s three game surge shockingly failed to survive at lowly King Solomon who somehow managed to stun the table-toppers by a lone goal for their second win of the season as they continue to hunt for a way out of the bottommost spot on 9points.
Okwawu United held on to the top spot on 19points, with goal difference separating them from second placed Gt. Olympics who dealt Roberto FC their 4th straight defeat of the season to improve to 19points.
Hitherto second placed Heart of Lions plummeted out of the top-four, to 6th following a shocking 2-0 away loss to Vision FC who took over the third spot on 18points, Okyeman Planners experienced the same, vacating the 3rd spot for the 5th, following a shocking 1-3 home loss to Istanbul FC and Tema Youth surged back into the top four with a 2-0 win over visiting Kotoku Royals.
Elsewhere, Pure Joy upped their points tally to 11 with their third win of the season, a 1-0 win over SP Mirren, Nania FC split at home with Amidaus and so did Danbort at home against Mighty Jets.
Amidaus, Nania FC and King Solomon have the last three spots on the log.
Below are the results from all three zones
ZONE ONE - DAY 10 - 7TH AND 8TH MAY, 2016
SUN: TAMALE MAIN - RTU 3-0 BAWKU UTD
SAT: BEREKUM PARK – B. ARSENALS VS UTRECHT
SAT: TECHIMAN - BERLIN 4-0 STEADFAST
SAT: TAMALE MAIN - GUAN UTD 1-1 BOLGA ALL STARS
SUN: JAPEKROM PRESBY PARK - MPUASUMAN 0-0 BOFOAKWA
SUN: FC TANGA 4-2 LIBERTY BABIES
SAT: WA STADIUM - WA ROCKET 2-2 B. A. UTD
SUN: WAMANAFO COMM. PARK - MIGHTY ROYALS 2-0 UNITY FC
ZONE TWO DAY 10 - 7TH AND 8TH MAY, 2016
SUN: EJUSU - KING FAISAL 1-0 SAMARTEX
SUN: ELMINA - SHARKS 1-0 DUNKWA UTD.
SUN: BIBIANI - GOLDSTARS 5-2 CORNERS
FRI: TARKWA T&A PARK - WASSAMAN UTD. 4-2 TARKWA UTD
SUN: DUNKWA - STARKE 2-0 DEPORTIVO
SUN: OBUASI - ACHIKEN 1-0 PROUD UTD.
SAT: CAPE COAST- VENOMOUS VIPERS 2-1 ELEVEN WISE
SUN: ANYINASI CAM PARK - NZEMA KOTOKO 1-1 KARELA
ZONE THREE - DAY 10 - 6TH, 7TH AND 8TH MAY, 2016
SAT: TEMA - TEMA YOUTH 2-0 KOTOKU ROYALS
SUN: KWAHU PRASO- KING SOLOMON 1-0 OKWAWU UTD.
SAT: NANIA 1-1 AMIDAUS
SUN: PRAMPRAM - PURE JOY 1-0 SP MIRREN
SAT: NUNGUA - DANBORT 1-1 MIGHTY JET
FRI: TEMA - VISION 2-0 LIONS
SAT: SOGAKOPE - WAFA PARK ROBERTO 1-3 OLYMPICS
SUN: OLD TAFO - PLANNERS 1-3 ISTANBUL
Log tables courtesy of ghanafa.org
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