Hearts leave it late to ditch Berekum Chelsea

Accra Hearts of Oak bounced back to winning ways as they chas­tened Berekum Chelsea to a 3-1 defeat in their match-day 17 betP­awa Ghana Premier League fixture played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

The Phobians put behind last weekend’s slip to unleash a ruthless performance against Berekum Chelsea in the final 10 minutes of the game to walk away with the three vital points to climb second on the league table.

However, the Berekum boys put up a buoyant display in a bid to frustrate and prevent Hearts from scoring as they hoped to walk away with a point, at least.

But following several attacks by the Phobian forward, they gave up in the 82nd minute as Zakaria Fuseini scored an own goal to give Hearts the lead.

Hearts then pushed to secure some cushioning to avoid any late drama as Benjamin Yorke immedi­ately doubled the lead in the 87th minute with an exquisite loop over the head of Chelsea goalkeeper Ernest Sowah.

Stubbornly, the visitors pulled back a goal instantly from substi­

 tute Kusi Pandrous in the 92nd minute, keeping fans on the edge of their seats as both teams went at each other in search of a win.

Sensing danger, the Phobians in­tensified their efforts and restored their two goal-lead as Victor Aidoo made an instant impact off the bench as he netted a 94th minute goal to cement all three points for the hosts.

The result served as a sigh of relief for Coach Matic Slavko’s side as they needed a win to climb up the table and keep their title ambi­tions on course.

The likes of Konadu Yiadom, Dennis Korsah, Samuel Inkoom and Eric Esso were instrumental in Hearts’ victory as they put up brilliant displays on the day.

Coach Matic made changes in the line-up that lost to Real Tamale United last weekend as Yiadom, Gladson Awako and newly-signed attacker Albert Diego Eonde were handed starting roles.

They managed to hold the likes of Stephen Amankonah and Mezack Afriyie from causing any upsets as they were a huge threat throughout the afternoon.

Hearts also enjoyed majority of the game with an intense pressure on the visitors but had to leave it late as the visitors also showed great resilience most part of the game.


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