Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals secured their first victory in the Special Cup of the Normalisation Committee with an emphatic 4-0 win over Ebusua Dwarfs at the Carl Reindorf Park on Wednesday.
An own goal by Dwarfs’ Kwadwo Addai in the 15th minute opened the flood gate for the host who badly needed victory to atone for their 1-3 defeat to WAFA on Sunday.
Two-goal hero, Emmanuel Addo increased the tally for the host in the 24th minute after he tapped home from a close range from a sweet buildup which started from the midfield.
It begun with Michael Ampadu who burst from the midfield to release Elvis Baffour on the far left to set up Addo who had the easiest task of tapping home for the second goal.
The onslaught continued afterwards and four minutes later Liberty could have increased the tally from an attack by the trio but Addo’s final pass failed to locate unmarked Frederick Botchway in the box.
Addo again set up Ampadu from the far left once again but this time, Dwarfs goalkeeper, Razak Issah scored full marks when his brilliant save saved the situation.
The table turned slightly in favour of Dwarfs who also launched an attack in the 32nd minute but Osman Mohammed’s short across the face of goal was saved by goalkeeper, Dida Fatao Alhassan in post for Liberty Professionals.
Another glorious opportunity fell to the visitors in the 40th minute when Simon Martey beat Liberty defender, Samuel Amofa, to set up Osman Mohammed but he rifled over the bar.
Just on the stroke of half time, the visitors where reduced to ten men after their goalkeeper, Issah was set of for bad tackling against Baffour as he was shown the straight red card by referee Solomon Modey.
After the recess, Liberty capitalised on their numerical advantage and run at the Dwarfs defense while the visitors barely made any incursions into the goal area of Liberty. Instead it was the host who capitalised on their numerical strength to attack.
It paid off in the 70th minute when Addo scored again after Ampadu had outwitted his markers and looped the ball over onrushing substitute goalkeeper, Danso Wiredu for Addo to tap home for his second goal.
Eight minutes later substitute Benjamine Eshun scored when he rifled home from a close range to seal victory for the host.