Visiting Medeama SC beat homesters Accra Hearts of Oak 3-1 to secure victory in the GHALCA G Six tournament staged at the Accra Stadium yesterday.
Hearts of Oak whose set up were full of the junior team will rue the clear cut opportunities that came their way and their lack of cutting edge in front of goal, while Medeama will count themselves fortunate for dominanting the game.
Medeama from the blast of the whistle launched an onslaught, making early incursions in the Hearts of Oak area for the opener. This saw the visitors open the scoring in the 23rd minute when attacking midfielder Darlington Fosu unleashed a powerful low drive a few metres away from the box that found its way into the back of the net, stunning the homesters.
A few minutes later, Kwesi Donsu, the skipper of Medeama, saw his shot in front of the box deflected away from the area after hitting Hearts of Oak’s defender, Michael Sarpong.
Back from recess Hearts of Oak woke up from their slumber and took charge of affairs after Marvin Owusu and Isaac Wilson paired effectively in the area. They laid siege at the Medeama area and took advantage of an interplay between midfielders Richard Adjei and Daniel Owusu, and relayed a pass to their main attacker, Marvin Owusu, to slot home a goal to cut the deficit in the 57th minute.
The homesters kept probing for the equaliser and came close again when Michael Sarpong’s powerful volley missed the post by inches.
Hearts brought in attackers Nicholas Adjei and Rockson Samuel into the fray but they had little impact on the game.
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