It was a wasteful day for the Pride of Akwamu lads, who could only manage a goalless draw against Accra Youngwise in match day 16 of the division one league on Sunday, Mach 6, 2022 at the Akotex Park.
Lying in the relegation zone, Krystal needed a win to lift themselves away but they couldn’t utilize the many chances that came their way in the entire game, playing their 3rd 0-0 at home.
The away side created their first and perhaps the only chance they had but shot was inches away in the 5’.
The inter positional play from Krystal Palace brought lots of chances with Tanko Mohammed getting the better of his marker but missing the target in the 9’.
From Mohammed Kabiru, to Bismark Asante, who leaves it to Paul Yanney but the pass was feeble; a 13’ account. In the 27’, Tanko Mohammed who was found threatening the defence of the away side, was late to a pass from Bismark.
Left back Courage Gbeve found himself deep inside the opponent half after beating his marker but his shot went straight into the waiting hands of the goalkeeper with 11 minutes to play.
Back from recess, Esmond Nanor’s shot in the 53’ got blocked but the goalkeeper’s legs after Bismark had charged and won a loose ball.
The closest of chances came from the 72’. Substitute Kennedy Tu-Leo with his speed and dribbles located Bismark Asante in the box, whose touch beat the pole by an inch.
Playing his first 15 minutes for the club, substitute Emmanuel Martey made surging runs from the right flank; won a foul in the 90+1’ at the edge of the box and his free header which went just wide in the 90+2’.
Yaw Dwomoh, who was booked in the first half had a fantastic game, so was the rest of the team, but Kabiru Mohammed stood out and won the Player of the Match Accolade for the first time.
Having drawn Youngwise at Tafo on Saturday, November 20, to begin the season, the boys could only express disappointment on their faces as they knew, they could have done better.
Krystal Palace has a record draws in their last 4 home matches, with the 2-2 against Kotoku Royals on January 30, being the only game with goals.
Krystal Palace now have 16 points from 16 matches and have moved to the 13th spot, as Nania dropped points at home against Accra City Stars.