Kings Palace secured their second home victory in the ongoing Access Bank Division One League, Zone 3 with a 2-1 win over Susubiribi Sc at the Akotex Park on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
The midweek action saw a great come back of the pride of Akwamu lads, who conceded in the 27’. A miscommunication between Michael Mensah Kaitoo and Goalkeeper Theophilus Boahen was capitalized by Kingsley Braye to put the visitors ahead.
7 minutes later, Isaac Tetteh Wodjo was tripped in the penalty area after tussle in the box and a chance was cleared. Forward Samuel Awatsonya then scored his second goal of the season from the spot in the 38’ to level the game before half time.
Although Susubiribi dominated the first half, things turned around, as the pep talk at the break from Head Coach Ntow Gyan gave Kings Palace more possession and the search to take the lead for the first time.
Several chances came but the team kept pushing, as Ashmiru Yahaya who came in for Kaitoo before the half time sanitized the defense.
A curler from Courage Gbeve found the header of Albert Asamoah, who completely beat the goalkeeper to slot in the second goal for Kings Palace in the 69’. The goal becomes the forwards second, as he scored in their 2-1 Mtn Fa Cup prelims against B.S Pelicans last Sunday.
For his sterling performance in the midfield, Kings Palace Hamidu Ramadan was adjudged the Player of the match.
The victory also became forward, Samuel Awatsonya’s second goal for the season; two penalties for that matter as he scored a beautiful one in their 2-2 first game against Still Believe at Dawu.
Out of 4 matches, the yellow and greens now have 7 points and 3rd on the table, having won 2, lost 1 and drawn 1, with no loss at home. Kings Palace will be making a trip to play joint table leaders Na God on Saturday, November 4, at the Tema Stadium.
Once still fit, Awatsonya, who was top scorer for Kings Palace last season is trusted to increase his tally.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey