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Olympics 2 Liberty Prof. 1: Great Olympics Victimize Liberty Professionals After Heavy Manste Derby Defeat To Heart of Oak

Great Olympics losing the Mantse Derby going into their fixture against Liberty had nothing to hung their hopes on. Were however optimistic, facing an opponent that has conceded three goals in their last two games were sure of competing with an equal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday day afternoon.

Both teams coming into this game were seeking points to elevate them away from the drop zone than compete for the ultimate. The game started with both teams being cautious of conceding first and were not open to attack each other on the go.

The Dade boys on a mission to victimize the Scientific Soccer Lads for their colossal drubbing on the hands of the Phobians threw the first blow on the 23rd minute through the corner kick. Maxwell Quaye left in huge space at the left back post pounced on the corner to give Olympics the lead they so much desire to change how their stories are told from their midweek fixture with the Oak family.

Liberty Professionals, once formidable on the road were behind and needed to respond. The Scientific Soccer Lads needed to be more creative to initiate an equalizer in one of the many Accra Derbies.

The game travelled to the 45th minute before Michael Ampadu, who was darting in from the right flank was met in the 18yard box of Olympics by Raymond Grippman and a penalty was awarded the Dansoman outfit. Kyei-Baffuor who’s doing their penalty duties picked up the ball and measured it into the left-hand side of the Olympics post leaving Ayuba without options. The first half ended one all.

After recess, Liberty controlled proceedings for majority of the second half and a lot of chances came their way but were not utilized.
A great chance came the way of Baffour in the 57th minute when he rounded the Olympics defense but shot wide. Another glorious chance came the way of Liberty with great one-two combination between the Liberty forwards but kyei-Baffour at the end of it went to the ground in search of a second penalty but to no avail.

The game returned to a fifty-fifty game 20minutes to the end of the game but neither side was still able to take the lead.

In the 85th minute, Olympics were awarded a corner. It was swung in from the left side of the pitch, Liberty headed it out but not entirely. It was shot back in but after many attempts to clear it proved futile, Maxwell Quaye chanced on it and riffled it into the right angle of the Liberty post to give Olympics the lead in the 85th minute.

The game ended two-one for Olympics, their second win in three and has been able to avenge their heavy defeat to Hearts of Oak in midweek.

Maxwell Quaye scored both goals and Kyei-Baffour grabbed the consolation for Liberty and his 8th of the season.

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