Dwarfs worsen Inter Allies plight

Visiting Ebusua Dwarfs compounded the misery of bottom-side Inter Allies on Saturday when they inflicted a 2-0 loss on the homeside in their matchweek 13 Premier League game.

Second half goals from the nimble-footed Benjamin Acquah and striker Moro Sumaila meant that Dwarfs maintained their impressive run whilst confirming Allies have a steep-hill climbing out of the relegation zone.

The situation becomes dire as Allies goal-scoring problems continued, scoring just once in their last five games; a situation their Head Coach Dani Mujkanovic described as his biggest challenge.

“We have to get better goalscorers; we need more quality and experience” the Serbian trainer admitted after the game.

The visibly disappointed Mujkanovic lamented further “we are just not good enough;we made wrong choices shooting from distances that were impossible to score from. And what did we get from it? Nothing.”

From the early exchanges, the game didnot look gloomy for the home side, they were dominant and nearly took an early lead when a daring overhead kick from Taufiq Shaibu missed the target narrowly.

They continued their onslaught with their architect-in-chief Richmond Lamptey who released one of his trademark long drives but Dwarfs goalkeeper Razak Issah was alert to parry it away.

Allies persisted with their gameplan of shooting outside the box and were unlucky when a cracker from Paul Abanga grazed the woodwork before flying out of play.

Dwarfs remained compact and resolute in defense with the experienced Simon Martey marshaling captain Dennis Korsah, Godwin Adikah and Emmanuel Anaful to neutralize the threat of Taufik Shaibu and Richmond Lamptey whiles they relied on the trickery and creativity of Acquah upfront to offer Allies nervy moments.

After the restart, Allies’ best chance of the game fell to Toufiq after an excellent counter-attacking play from Nafiu Sulemana to set him up but one-on-one with Issah, Toufik shot feebly.

Consequently, Dwarfs took control of the game and charged on Allies with Benjamin Acquah, Moro Sumaila and Seidu Abubakar leading the assault.

Eventually Dwarfs punished Allies for their missed opportunities when in the 70th minute, Acquah shot the visitors ahead. After a wasted corner-kick, Dwarfs sustained pressure in the Allies area with the ball falling to Acquah who dummies his way through a sea of Allies defenders to create space for a low shot that beat Gifron Ahenkorah in post for Allies for the opener.

Seven minutes later, Dwarfs caught Allies on the break to double their lead through Sumaila. After receiving a well-timed ball from George Asamoah, Sumaila, spotting the onrushing Ahenkorah off his line, slotted past him.

Dwarfs coach Ernest Thompson in his post-match interview indicated that despite the win and his side undefeated in four games “they were not there yet,” adding that they need to get better to meet the season goal of ending up in the top four.

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