New stars of Doual emerged Victorious in the highly anticipated derby courtesy their defensive midfielder-Aristide Medjou.
The game began with both teams being cautious in the first quarter of an hour, but as the game went on the both teams began playing free flowing football with Samuel Nlend playing some exquisite stuff and backing the reputation of having the best left foot at the moment in the division. Leonard Acha Acha was handed an unenviable task of facing the solid back four of the USD defense without strike partner, and scorer of 3 goals Junior Kemajou.
The game was seemingly a game of half’s as USD owned the first half with chances from Cyrille Tchayi hitting the side netting while Samuel Nlend made incoming goal keeper Arnaud Fotso work, as he knew he had to impress to correct the mistakes of Kibyen who sat this one out.
The second segment was more like it from New stars of Doula, as they waved attack upon attack, and finally in the 75 minute the wall of Jericho fell down flat when a Jacque Olih crossed a from a corner and it met the head of Aristide Medjou, free in the far post, to head home his second of an already excellent campaign_the first being his 30 yards drive against Avion a fortnight ago in the 2-2 parity.
USD became more and more frustrated and resorted to the “dark arts” with and out burst of fury during the last 8 minutes of the game; Honore Ze was absolutely floored by Abogo Frank and he resorted to telling a crippled Ze to wake up as he thought it was a delay tactics. The 22 players on the turf punched, kicked, cursed and did all sorts of evil, which is never a good thing for a neutral to see after an exquisite encounter.
The win takes New stars up to second in group A, and they would only remain second because of the goal difference between themselves and Coton sport. USD would have to make do with the fact that in 2 weeks they have had back to back defeats which has rolled them on the back of the dice.
As Fortuna – Stade renard 1-1
Eding – Fovu 1-1
TKC – Apejes 1-1
UMS 0 -1 Feutcheu FC
Union 0 -1 New Stars
Unisport 1-1 Yong sport
Avion 2 -0 Dragon
Thursday March 28
Colombe – PWD 1- 0
Cotonsport & Astres where on Standby