Hearts coach blames defense for Aduana defeat

Accra Hearts of Oak coach Frank Nuttall was left upset after his side conceded two quick first half goals from set pieces in their 2-0 defeat to Aduana Stars in Dormaa.

It was the Scotsman’s first defeat in the Ghana top-flight and also the club’s first of the season.

Daniel Darkwah and Derrick Sasraku headed in goals to give the leaders a major lift.

In a post match interview, Nuttall lamented the poor defending of set pieces which gave the hosts the goals in their fifth week encounter.

“We conceded bad goals. Our defenders were at fault. The two goals could have been avoided if they had done their marking well or defended well. It was not what we did at training but we hope to correct everything before the next game.”

According to him, ‘the second half was better than the first half, I asked for a reaction from my players after the first half and I got the reaction and that was good,’ Nuttall said in the interview.

But that notwithstanding, they failed to find the back of the net as Aduana’s defense proved equal to the task.

“But anytime you lose a goal from set pieces or open play you are disappointed, and you will be disappointed if you lose points.”-Ghanasoccernet

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