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RANGERS 1-1 PLANNERS | RESILIENT PLANNERS ENTERTAIN FANS IN MAMPONG

The Executioners became talk of the town and dominated the headlines in their 1-1 drawn game with Phar Rangers on Sunday at the Mampong Community Park.

Coach Bulley’s boys took the game to their hosts after Nicholas Osei Bonsu scored a stunner in the early embers of the first stanza. Planners calmed the tempo hoarded possession in their favour before levelling the scoring midway through the half through a Joshua Karbo deflected ball.

Bulley made just a change to the starting line up at Akosombo as brought in striker Samuel Dadebore to replace the suspended Yussif Oduro who fitted in at right back.

Dadebore’s return cushioned the attack as he partnered Razak Kipo upfront.

Planners took some time to settle and in the process Rangers scored the opening goal. A corner kick from the right was looseningly handled by the defence who left Osei Bonsu unmarked and the midfielder thundered home a sweet volley which beat goalkeeper Rashid Musah.

Planners systematically settled into the game and took charge with skipper Amon Kotey, Ato Junior and Adams Junior stepping up play in midfield.

In a swift turn of attacks Adams Junior located Karbo who fired at goal in search of the leveller. Defender Collins Ntiful’s attempt to head the ball away resulted in unwanted consequence as the ball beat his goalkeeper and sailed into the net.

After the equaliser other members of the squad also clicked into gear with Osman Haqi, Emmanuel McCarthy and Dadebore all offering bite. Haqi was hacked down in a clear instance of a penalty but the referee waved play to proceed.

The hosts found it difficult to contain the resilience of the Executioners after the break and the top notch display drew applauds from the home fans who were marvelled by the performance of the Kotey, Ato Junior, Adams Junior, Karbo, McCarthy and the rest of the squad.

In two instances the hosts goalkeeper spilled the ball as Planners missed grabbing the winner by a whisker.

Planners remain unbeaten in their last five games and last three games on the road and have moved to ninth place on the log.

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