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Hockey News of Tuesday, 27 May 2014


Ash hockey league: Seniors show class

Seniors Hockey Club in Kumasi played one of their best games to beat Unique 2-1 in last Saturday’s epic Ashanti Regional Hockey League match as Royals overpowered KNUST by the same scoreline to occupy the summit of the table.

Playing with their strongest squad yet, the old guards recovered from a controversial first half goal by the only lady in the Unique squad, Lydia Afriyie, whose final touch which even though did not cross the goal line was awarded a goal by umpire Peter Obeng to win the match.

Ironically, that goal, instead of dampening the spirits of the Oldies, rather galvanised them as they swang into action to dominate the end-to-end action.

Late substitute, Peter Adusei Mensah (Boluwah), tapped from close range to equalise for Seniors before Felix Kofi Serbeh produced the match winner, connecting an intelligent pass from Yaw Boafo to fetch the three points.

Lawyer Boafo, with his back to the post, twisted his stick deceptively as his markers were caught ball-watching as Serbeh was left alone to score minutes before the end of the exciting match.

In the other match, Michael Dei Ampofo and Peter Obeng scored as Royals defeated KNUST 2-1 to move to the top of the table. Samuel Asare scored a consolation for KNUST.

Royals lead with 13 goals, KNUST and Bibiani are tied on 11 points apiece but KNUST have a better goal difference, while Bibiani and Seniors follow in that order.

KNUST play host to Seniors on Saturday, while Bibiani will attempt to rediscover their former selves as they clash with Unique.