Match Report: Right to Dream v Osasco

Jul 26, 2017 | Premier Section

Ghanaian side Right to Dream were made to work for their semi-final place against a plucky Osasco side from Brazil at a blustery Warren Recreation Grounds on matchday three.


Indeed it took a last gasp goal from substitute Kelvin Ofori to secure their passage into the final four.


The African side went close with just seconds gone in this gritty contest. Mikkel Damsgarrd saw his dipping effort just go wide of the left hand post.


Damsgarrd nearly grabbed the opening goal when a clever corner from skipper Mohammed Kusus saw Damsgarrd find space in the box, but he fired wide after some good pressure by the Osasco rearguard.


The Brazilian side were growing into the game and starting to frustrate the Ghana outfit and they nearly grabbed a shock lead in a wind-interrupted first half.


A slack back pass saw an Osasco winger find himself through on goal but the Right to Dream ‘keeper saved well with his legs.


Kelvin Owusu-Boateng almost gave Right to Dream a half time lead but he dragged his shot wide of the post after he drifted down the left hand side of the eighteen yard box.


Right to Dream came out for the start of the second half determined to grab an early goal and they did just that.


A clipped ball from a shot corner kick found its way to Marcus Gudmann, who rifled home at the back post.


Ofori was next to go close for Right to Dream but Marcos was equal to his low effort.
Moments later the Brazillian side were down to ten men when the referee spotted an infringement off the ball after Osasco were given a free-kick.


From the resulting free-kick, a long ball into the box was fumbled by the Right o Dream netminder and a miscued clearance from a Right to Dream defender somehow ended up in the net.


With just seconds on the clock, Right to Dream pushed forward in numbers in search of a winner and Ofori created some space down the left and fired a low effort past Marcos at the near post to secure themselves a semi-final clash with Newcastle United.


Credit, Sam Gamble @Sam_Gamble88