Wa All Stars stretched the lead after defeating visiting Dreams FC 3-1 at the Wa Park in their Ghana Premier League (GPL) week 27 match played yesterday.
Winger Emmanuel Ocran was the architect of all three goals scored by the leaders as he scored twice from the spot before adding another with a superb strike.
Youngster Ben Nash Quansah pulled a consolation for Dreams.
Ocran ensured All Stars stayed on track after firing them ahead in the fifth minute through a spot-kick.
Ocran registered his second, two minutes later after pouncing on a loose ball in the area to cushion the lead for the hosts.
Youngster Ben Quansah halved the deficit for Dreams on 31 minutes. Veteran Eric Gawu won a free-kick in a vital area and Dreams took advantage of a defensive mix-up to score for the visitors.
But Ocran eventually scored the third goal to seal victory for the leaders. The winger was fouled inside the goal area by Abdul Bashiru who was sent off as a result.
Ocran clinically finished off for his third on the day.
At the Baba Yara Sports Stdaium, Kumasi Asante Kotoko were held to a goalless encounter with Berekum Chelsea.
Kotoko, determined to win all points to put their campaign on track dominated the exchanges especially in the second half but failed to score.
Chelsea’s goalkeeper, John Mosi came to his team’s rescue on a couple of times with some breathtaking saves to earn a vital point.
Bechem United produced an impressive performance to beat title chasers, Accra Hearts of Oak 3-1 in their Ghana Premier League match played at Bechem yesterday.
Bechem had to wait for only 18 minutes to fetch the opener through hat-trick hero Abednago Tetteh who followed up with two more goals as the Phobians go seven games without a win.
It did not only confirm fears of Hearts ability to stage a late rally for the ultimate but exposed the weakness in the defense which they have failed to deal with.
That weakness was capitalised on again just a minute into the second half when Abednago took advantage of to grab two more with Owusu Bempah scoring a consolation goal.
By Times Sports Reporter