Wa All Stars forced Kumasi Asante Kotoko to drop vital home points when the two sides drew goalless at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi yesterday.
Hardly could Kotoko find the energy and drive to turn the styles, and All Stars kept Kotoko to the ropes in the dying minutes as the visitors probed for the leader.
A lithany of poor finishing from striker Nathaniel Asamoah robbed All Stars of victory as on four occassions in the match as he directed his shots away from scoring positions.
The twin-strike force of Kabiru Imoro and Louis Agyeman settled into the game after the quarter hour mark and with support services from Edward Affum and Ganinyu Yahyah, Kotoko controlled the game but keeper Albert Babuo who performed brilliantly denied Kabiru and Samuel Oppong on the 25th and 26th minutes respectively.
Samuel Oppong was injured after 32 minutes and was substituted by Francis Coffie who was in action shooting at goal and flashing the ball across the face of goal at the least opportunity.