Kumasi Asante Kotoko came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Ebusua Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast.
The Porcupine Warriors conceded two goals in 10 minutes in the first half. But Yusif Abdul Aziz halved the deficit before the break to lessen the burden on the away side. Back from recess, Didi Dramani's boys fought hard to get the leveler through Seydou Bancey to open a seven-point lead on 34 points.
At the Wa Park, Accra Hearts of Oak suffered their heaviest defeat of the season after losing 3-0 to Wa All Stars. The former champions conceded two goals in the first half before Paul Asare got a double after the interval. The Phobians have dropped to the third position with 27 points.
Meanwhile, Ashgold managed to topple Hearts of Oak for the second position going into the second round following a goalless draw game with Berekum Chelsea. The Blues are last, but two on the log with 17 points whiles the Miners follow Kotoko on 27 points.
King Faisal were three points richer after putting up a great fight to go past Bechem United 2-1 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Sekondi Hasaacas continued with their impressive run after coming from behind to beat Amidaus Professionals 3-2 in Tema. The former finished the first round at the fifth position of the log with 22 points with the Tema-based side occupying the 13th spot.
Liberty Professionals beat Heart of Lions 1-0 while Aduna Stars and New Edubiase United drew 0-0.
On Saturday, Inter Allies went to Tarkwa to shock Medeaam Sc with a 1-0 away victory, but the visitors remain rooted at the bottom of the log with 12 points after 15 games.