League leaders Dreams FC lose to Sporting Mirren

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Dreams FC suffered their second defeat in 24 games this season on Thursday when they were pipped by a goal to nil by Sporting Mirren at the Teshie Military Barracks Park.

The Ghana National Bank Division One Zone Three encounter saw Dreams FC dominating proceedings but could not find the cutting edge upfront as clear chances were blown away.

Dreams who are on top of the table with 60 points started the game brightly and made early incursions into the Mirren vital area but the opposing defenders were resolute as they held danger man Eric Gawu at bay.

The home side soaked the pressure and hit Dreams on the counter but the likes of Emmanuel Lomotey and Eli Keke who played as the two anchor men foiled their attacks.

The deadlock of the game was broken in the 28th minute when a 25-yard free kick by Kennedy Korley was aided by the direction of the wind to beat Dreams keeper Ishawu Yahaya.

Dreams FC came into the game strongly with Benjamin Ayim, and Emmanuel Lomotey all trying long range efforts which missed target narrowly.

Sporting Mirren midfielder Aaron Tetteh was shown a red card for simulation in the 35th minute but the home team quickly organized themselves and switched to a 4-4-2 formation.

Dreams ended the first half on top in possession though they were down by a lone goal.

Dreams FC manager Karim Zito brought in Zuberu Sharani for Michael Sarpong after the break and the away side started to pile pressure on Mirren again.

Zuberu Sharani came close twice to equalize but all his efforts were saved by Mirren goalkeeper Benjamin Asare whilst a quick counter attack also saw Abdul Jalilu defending gallantly for Dreams FC.

Karim Zito made his second change in the 70th minute bringing in Samuel Alabi for Benjamin Ayim as the former moved to the right side and started tormenting the Mirren defenders.

Dreams FC had three clear chances in the final ten minutes of the game but Mirren goalkeeper Benjamin Asare was up to the task as he pulled some spectacular saves.

By: Edmund Okai Gyimah

 

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