Goalkeeper Laud Martey Bawa produced some excellent saves at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope on Sunday as Elmina Sharks FC and West African Football Academy SC [WAFA] wrestled to a 1-1 drawn game.
Playing at the favourite venue, the soccer physicians [WAFA] had the game controlled at their own pace in the entire first half as they stroke passes together from one end to the other, but two heroic saves from Laud Martey denied them the opener.
As WAFA continue to twist and turn to the delight of the empty seats, it was the visitors who hit the back of the net with the first attempt at goal in the 40th minute.
Justice Ato Mensah found a lose ball in the attacking area and tried his luck from 32-yards which beat Ferdinand Acquah in post for WAFA having deflected off Konadu Yiadom on its way.
WAFA returned from the with one mission – attack as they pressured Elmina Sharks to their half and were duly rewarded in the 57th minute with a well worked goal.
After three exchanges in the middle, substitute Eric Asamany located Daniel Agbloe down the channel who connected Augustine Boakye in the box with a cut back cross for the young star to pull parity for the home side.
WAFA came close again after the hour mark but Daniel Agbloe missed a golden opportunity from a close range as his header went wide.
The Academy Boys continued to push more men forward in search of a win but goalkeeper Laud Martey stood between Elmina Sharks and defeat as the game ended 1-1.
Coach of Elmina Sharks, Yaw Acheampong praised Laud Martey for putting up a sterling show in his post match interview describing the experience goalie as one of the best in the Ghana Premier League.