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DOL: ‘Super sub’ youngster David Gyamfi’s late strike sends Tema Youth top to extend unbeaten run

Tema Youth ended the first round of the Division One League with an outstanding hundred percent unbeaten record after 15 games.

The Harbour City lads picked up their ninth win with a narrow 1-0 win over Uncle T. United at Prampram on Sunday afternoon.

Youngster David Gyamfi’s 85th minute effort separated the men from the boys after a barren first half.

The visitors started strongly and enjoyed the lion share of possession in the early minutes. Minutes on, Uncle T warmed themselves and came close with the first chance after the 10th minute.

It was a fair balanced game as both sides created decent chances but failed to make them count.

Top scorer for Tema Youth, Asare Appiah Stephen was awarded a penalty box after a defender handled the ball with his hand from a long range effort.

The visitors could have been up by a goal after the 33rd minute but Asare Stephen sent the goalkeeper the wrong way only for his effort to be denied by the post.

No goal was produced at the end of the first 45 minutes.

It became more intense in the second period of the game as both sides kept pushing for the opener.

When all thought it could have ended in a stalemate, Coach Enoch Daitey introduced 16-year-old David Gyamfi for David Asare with minutes to end proceedings.

Substitute Gyamfi capitalised on a defensive blunder from Sadat Agbo to slot pass the goalkeeper in the 85th minute from his first touch.

The pressure went in favour of the hosts but the solid pair of Ruben Hennessey and Philip Aidoo kept the backline of Tema Youth in good shape to seal all three points.

Tema Youth after 15 games have recorded 9 wins and 6 draws as they comfortably sit top of Zone 3 with 33 points ahead of the second round.

By: Linus Siaw Nartey

Twitter: @Linus_siaw

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