FC Samartex 1996 bounced back to their winning form in the Ghana Premier League by delivering a dominant performance against Bechem United at the Nsenkyire Stadium in Samreboi on Sunday.
The Timber Boys secured their second victory of the season with a remarkable comeback, triumphing over Bechem 4-1 in the matchday three fixture.
Manager Nurudeen Amadu of Samartex made several changes to the squad that suffered a 2-0 defeat to Nations FC the previous week. Notably, Ebenezer Acquah replaced James Sewornu, and Gabriel Bonnah returned to the starting lineup.
On the other hand, Bismark Kobi-Mensah made just one alteration to the squad that narrowly defeated Dreams FC in the last round. Club legend Augustine Okrah, who had recently returned from his stint with Simba SC in Tanzania, made his first start of the season for Bechem.
Meanwhile, at the El-Wak Sports Stadium, Legon Cities secured their second win of the season against Aduana Stars, with Nicholas Mensah and Samuel Armah netting the goals for the Royals. This marked the first encounter between Paa Kwesi Fabin and his former side, Aduana Stars, since he led the Ogya Boys to a second-place finish last season.
Over at the Accra Sports Stadium, Accra Great Olympics extended their unbeaten streak at the start of the season, defeating Bibiani Gold Stars with a lone goal scored by Michael Osei, under the leadership of Daniel Annor Walker.
In Tamale, Heart of Lions played to a draw against Real Tamale United at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. Lions are yet to secure their first win of the season, with the result marking their third consecutive draw under Head Coach Fatawu Salifu.
In Sunyani, Ghana Premier League newcomers, Bofoakwa Tano, continued their impressive start to the season by securing a 1-0 victory against Hearts of Oak at the Sunyani Coronation Park the previous Saturday. Bofoakwa, making a return to the top flight after a 16-year absence, has established themselves as a formidable team, remaining unbeaten in their last three matches.
The clash between this traditional powerhouse from the Bono region and the Phobians drew a massive crowd to the Sunyani Coronation Park, with passionate fans turning out in large numbers to support Bofoakwa in their third Premier League home encounter.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko were also held to a 1-1 draw against Karela.