IT was a mere academic exercise at the Baba Yara Stadium last Saturday but Dormaa Aduana Stars made sure they ended the national middle league with at least a point as they drew 3-3 with Bechem United in their last game of Zone A.
Aduana, who had gone into the match with their ticket to the premiership already booked, showed class and but for a last minute slip would have carried the day. They set the stadium alight as early as the fifth minute when top marksman, Richard Addai exploded to open the scores.
It appeared Bechem United were not ready to lose the game and penetrated the Aduana guard, which paid off as Michael Quaye scored the equaliser with a terrific low shot on the 19th minute.
Emmanuel Allan who carried the attacking hopes of Bechem United, kept the Aduana defenders backing off and on the 28th minute, found himself with a great opportunity, only for an opponent to sweep the ball off his feet.
Bechem United, however, struck again after 31 minutes with Allan doing the spade work for Quincy Osei to place the ball past keeper Ransford Cudjoe.
The Aduana spirit knew no sleep and they responded with the equaliser on the 34th minute through Samuel Asiedu.
Playing some delightful football, Aduana shot up on the 72nd minute when Samuel Asiedu profited from keeper Maxwell Eshun’s poor handling of the ball to tap it home.
But Emmanuel Allan grabbed parity for his side with a superb free kick with just a minute to go.