Abeiku Ainooson took his season tally to 4 goals as Hasmal came from behind to draw parity with Star Madrid.
Coach Mustapha Fudail made two changes from the side that secured a 1-0 win over Asokwa Deportivo the last time out; youngster, Kwabena Baidoo was handed a full debut in the absence of John Komson whiles Thomas Aboagye replaced Fuseini Issaka.
16. Anthony Brebo(GK)
5. Abeiku Ainooson(C)
36. Bernard Ebo Eshun
6. Thomas Aboagye
33. Daniel Egyin
17. Theophilus Nyame
14. Alex Kofi Murphy
70. Kwame Arhinful Arthur
80. Alfred Payne
20. Benjamin Acqua Mills
30. Kwabena Baidoo
A first half highly-contested goal awarded to Star Madrid meant Hasmal has to pound the surface for what’ll be a parity.
Alfred Payne had the goal at his mercy but his effort chipped off goal – he was later subbed off for Obed Asamoah Ackah after 30 minutes into the game due to an injury.
Obed Ackah came one-on-one with the goalkeeper but his decision to round him up saw the ball roll out of play for a goal kick.
We turned the tide against the Visitors and chances created failed to find the back of the net including a 44th minute penalty when Benjamin Acqua Mills was brought down by the goalkeeper which was blown above the cross bar by Abeiku Ainooson.
Hasmal increased the intensity into the game and in the second half deservedly found the equaliser through Abeiku Ainooson – a tap-in at close range.
The game ended 1-1, a repeat of the first round’s 0-0 draw at the Unistar Academy Park, Kasoa.
What it means
Hasmal is currently 23 points after 16 games with 14 more matches to end the season.
The maintained its 5th position on the league log.
Hasmal will travel to play New Edubiase United on Saturday at Bekwai.