Heart of Lions and Ashgold played a goalless draw encounter yesterday in match day two of the GHALCA Top 4 competition at the Ohene Djan Stadium.
But for the individual brilliance exhibited by Lions’ Gladson Awako and Ashgold’s new recruit, Malik Akowuah, the game was quite dingy as both sides played more in midfield and created very few chances.
Playing in a virtually empty stadium despite the delay in commencement time, the players played with little urgency in the initial stages and kept play in their respective halves.
It improved from the 10th minute when Edmund Owusu Ansah missed narrowly from a two-man move initiated by Awako and Adjah Tetteh, a former player of Accra Hearts of Oak.
As the side with the only win in the two-match old competition, the Miners stepped up their game and made forays into the Lions area but Frederick Quayson and Eric Fordjour lacked ideas upfront.
The Miners, directed from the bench by David Duncan effected changes in the early parts of the second half but that failed to change the pattern.
Failing to score through their efforts, both sides made penalty appeals in the 60th and 63rd minutes but were ignored by referee Charles Dowuona.
Adjah Tetteh emerged from his defensive shell and delivered a long drive which Fatawu Dauda in goal for the Miners stretched full length to push to corner in the 70th minute.
Ashgold remained in the driving seat for the rest of the game and created some chances which fell the way of Emmanuel Adjetey, Fordjour and Edmund Owusu Peprah but were all wasted.