Asante Kotoko were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw by Bechem United at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi in the NC Special Cup on Wednesday.
Prince Adu Kwabena gave Bechem a 2nd minute lead but Fatawu Safiu restored parity with a fine freekick two minutes later.
The draw leaves Kotoko four points behind Zone A leaders Medeama, who beat Aduana Stars 1-0 in Tarkwa courtesy Isaac Agyenim Boateng’s strike.
Elsewhere, Alex Asamoah scored as Techiman Eleven Wonders secured a vital away point against Berekum Chelsea.
In Zone A, Hearts of Oak maintained their lead at the top despite drawing goalless with10-man Liberty Professionals in Accra.
The Phobians had enough chances to win the match.
WAFA recovered from their 4-0 defeat against Hearts on matchday 9 to beat Dreams FC 3-1 in Sogakope.
In other games, Inter Allies drew 2-2 with Karela United and Elmina Sharks played out a goalless draw with Ebusua Dwarfs.
NC SPECIAL CUP TABLE AFTER MATCHDAY 10