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#GFASC -7 THINGS WE NOTICED AS THE FIRST GAMES OF THE SECOND ROUND KICK-STARTED

The 2nd round of the Ghana FA Special Competition bounced back with 20 goals being scored across 7 match centres. Bar Kotoko's scoreless encounter at Berekum, all venues recorded at least a goal. 55 games played and a little over a century of goals have been recorded, 103.

Two venues recorded 12 goals as Sharks run Dreams FC rugged with Karela Utd cancelling Liberty's 3 goal lead. Hearts and Wonders registered away wins with WAFA and Medeama also picking maximum points at home.



Thus is what we noticed from the highest scoring week in the competition thus far;

Winning Marginally
Most often than not, championship winning sides balance their goal scoring abilities with their ability to halt opponent's from scoring too. Archetypal of Medeama? Since winning their first game by 3 goals to 2, the Yellow and Mauve side have not garnered more than a goal in their next 5 games. Medeama is yet to win with a 2 goal margin which is rather worrying considering how they dictate games and the talent abound. With 4 goals scored in the space, 3 wins have been recorded. With a game in hand, they can yet topple Asante Kotoko in Zone A. 

Highest Winners
It's a new side and new sides take time to gel but clearly Hearts have what it takes to churn results. Though they have been bad outside of the Greater Accra Region, the Rainbow lads have registered the most wins in the competition, 5. Recognising that the team is still in a rebuilding stage, Hearts will be a real thorn in the flesh of many clubs once the Grant Project arrives.

Results and Goalscorers 

Sharks Angered
After 7 games in the first round without picking a ball from the back of their net, Sharks knew they were going to be a target for most clubs. Who is going to score against the fearsome Sharks? Well, Dreams' Muntari Kamaheni did and what a fate they suffered. Dreams shipped in 5 goals for daring to score 1. Prior to this game, Sharks had only scored 3 in 7 games. Don't get them angry!

United We Stand
Karela exemplified what it takes to stick united even on bad days and it paid off. The Passion and Pride boys conceded 3 goals to Liberty Professionals and with barely 30 minutes of the game to spare, they sold another Taylor show. Top marksmen, Sarfo Taylor and Diawisie Taylor took the game by the scruff ensuring they returned home with at least a vital point.

Eleven needs One
At the Tema Park, one thing was clear as Hearts of Oak did the double over Inter Allies, lack of creativity on the path of the home side. The Eleven is to One boys enjoyed playing the ball around the centre circle and in their own half without finding any purpose going forward. Zakari, Asuandzie and others puffed and huffed but to no avail. The need for a creative player was brought to light. An Adebayor won't be bad.


Blue take Blood
In a fiercely contested game which was violence ridden, Chelsea managed their first drawn game in the competition. The Blues did all they can to salvage a point at home including spilling the blood of a renowned Kotoko supporter and the Kumasi club's Policy Analyst who incidentally hails from Berekum.

3 Getting 2
20 goals, 17 different scorers. Exactly why Ben Eshun of Liberty, Diawisie Taylor of Karela and Sharks' Benjamin Tweneboah stood out. The 3 got a brace each over the weekend. With 30‰ of the goals scored, we can only hope to see them get more in the coming weeks.
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