Mensah rescues Hearts from defeat

 Isaac Mensah broke the hearts of GoldStars as his injury time strike earned Accra Hearts of Oak a point at the DUN’s Park in Bibiani on Saturday.

The Phobians struggled for larger parts of the exchanges but Isaac Mensah made the headlines in the end.

Evans Owusu scored in the fifth minute to put the host ahead in front of a vociferous crowed at Bibiani.

GoldStars went into the game looking for their first win over the Phobians in four attempts and were on course until Isaac Mensah came off the bench to break their hearts.

The Phobians made changes to the side that beat Asante Kotoko on Sunday as Eric Ofori Antwi was preferred in goal ahead of Richmond Ayi. Amankwaa Baafi, Eric Esso, Caleb Amank­wa and Konadu Yiadom also main­tained their spots in the starting lineup.

Evans Owusu hit the ground running for the hosts as his effort took a deflection and hit the side post before zooming into the net for the opener.

Benjamin Yorke nearly fetched the equalizer for Hearts but his effort was blocked by Samuel Amofah seconds before the half time whistle.

Eric Ofori Antwi was called to duty twice in the second half as the host pushed forward in search of the leader.

 Appiah McCarthy delivered a powerful free kick in the 57th minute but once again Eric Ofori Antwi was on hand to deny Bibiani GoldStars a second goal.

With just a few seconds to end proceedings, Isaac Mensah scored with a delightful header from Salifu Ibrahim’s cross to secure a point for Hearts of Oak. –GFA

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