Hasmal suffered a battering at Dun’s Park against Bibiani Gold Stars in what is a fester on the season ambitions.
It was the first time this season that Hasmal has conceded from open play and the Bibiani-based side took absolute control of the game to hit 3.
Despite taking the game to the opponent’s half early in the first game, it was the host that broke the deadlock with an audacious strike outside the area.
Gold Stars did most of the defending afterwards with chances falling on the path of Sampson Eduku and Emmanuel Ebahoah before the whistle went up for the end of the first half.
Just less than a minute into the second half, Referee Mohammed Zakaria pointed to the spot for a spot kick that which broke the camel’s back.
Gold Stars made no mistake to grab the cushioning, ghosting Anthony Brebo from the penalty spot to make it 2-0.
Coach Mustapha Fudail reexamined his line and threw in Nicholas Zakli for Ekow Eshun to turn the formation to a 3-4-3 system.
The attacking options aided for several opportunities upfront; three penalty appeals resulting from a glaring handballs did little to convince Zakaria the center Referee and before long, Gold Stars blasted the game beyond reach with a third goal of the game.
There was little to offer as the whistle went up for the end of the game.
What it means
Our efforts have to be quadrupled to make up for some vital lost points with 20 more games to go.
What is next
There is a BYFA up next at the Sekondi Gyandu Park on Sunday, March 7, 2021.