Day three of the ongoing Ashanti Regional inter-schools soccer competition offered lots of thrills and excitement to some schools while other went home full of disappointment .
Four schools booked their tickets to the 1/16th stage of the competition while two schools secured qualification to the quarter finals of the competition.
Aduman Senior High overpowered Islamic Senior High School by 1:0 after a display of resilience from from Islamic. Aduman relied on the maturity of their deadly forwards to break down a formidable Islamic defence.
Ejisuman senior high also surprised Asanteman SHS by lone goal after a well balanced game this afternoon. Ejisuman relied on some skillful players to wear down a resolute Asanteman side who proved unyielding but eventually succumbed to pressure from Ejisuman to win 1:0.
Last year finalist Collins Senior High Commercial were full of confidence going into their game with Juaben SHS but found the going very tough. Juaben created and missed several opportunities and only manager to equalise after Collins took an early lead. Juaben came back strong and should have won the game in regulation time but a combination of hard luck and blatant refusal to score took the game to penalties with Collins winning 4:2 on penalties.
Prempeh College then completed the round of 32 by beating Tetrem based Osei Tutu II College by 2:0 after an initial scare for Tetrem OT. Prempeh paraded a very experienced side and we’re tipped to win but struggled initially in the first half but settled in the second department of the game to score two goals.
Scores at a glance
Aduman 1:0 Islamic
Ejisuman 1:0 Asanteman
Collins 1:1 Juaben (4:2 on pen for Collins)
Prempeh 2:0 OT Tetrem