Former Premier League champions Hearts of Oak returned to winning ways with a thrilling 3-2 win over Aduana Stars in Accra on Wednesday afternoon on match day nine of the ongoing First Capital Plus Premier League.
After a scoreless first club, Landry Bosson opened the scores for Hearts of Oak before Isaac Oduro added a second with a well-taken free kick.
Aduana Stars fought back and won a penalty, which was converted by Godfred Saka.
Gilbert Fiamenyo restored Hearts of Oak’s two-goal advantage, but James Abban scored late on to set up a grandstand finish.
The result leaves Aduana Stars in second place but six points adrift.
Defending champions Asante Kotoko remain without a win after a 1-1 draw with Berekum Chelsea in Berekum. Ahmed Toure struck 16 minutes from time to give the Porcupine Warriors the lead, but Bennett Ofori hit back with eight minutes remaining to secure a point for the hosts.
Ashanti Gold needed an injury time equalizer by defender Joshua Tijani to secure a 2-2 draw with Heart of Lions. Yakubu Mohammed had given the Miners the lead, but Baffour Gyawu netted a brace either side of half time to give the visitors the lead. Heart of Lions looked like securing an important win until Tijani’s intervention late on.
Inter Allies climbed to fourth on goal difference after a 2-0 win over B.A. United in Tema. Niare Benogo and Sherriff Mohammed were on target for the hosts.
West African Football Academy (WAFA) continued its good form with a 3-1 win over New Edubiase United in Sogakope. Zakaria Mumuni scored twice in the first 35 minutes and Ashimeru Majeed added a third just before halftime. Bismark Idan pulled one back late on for the visitors.
Goals from Emmanuel Gyamfi, Asuandzie Baffoe and Stephen Nyarko saw Wa All Stars lead Hasaacas 3-0 at half time in Wa. Kojo Poku pulled one back for the visitors 11 minutes from time.
Medeama SC was held to a 1-1 draw by Liberty Professionals in Tarkwa, with Nathaniel Asamoah’s early strike cancelled out by an own goal by Nurudeen Ali.
In form midfielder Noah Martey hit the target yet again as Bechem United defeated Great Olympics 2-0 in Bechem. Martey struck five minutes into the second half and Issah adamu sealed the points five minutes later.
Match day nine results
Berekum Chelsea 1-1 Asante Kotoko
Scorers: Bennett Ofori; Ahmed Toure
Ashanti Gold 2-2 Heart of Lions
Scorers: Yakubu Mohammed, Joshua Tijani; Baffour Gyawu (2)
Inter Allies 2-0 B.A. United
Scorers: Niare Benogo, Sheriff Mohammed
Bechem United 2-0 Great Olympics
Scorers: Noah Martey, Issah Adamu
Hearts of Oak 3-2 Aduana Stars
Scorers: Landry Bosson, Isaac Oduro, Gilbert Fiamenyo; Godfred Saka(pen), James Abban
Wa All Stars 3-1 Hasaacas
Scorers: Emmanuel Gyamfi, Asuandze Baffoe, Stephen Nyarko; Kojo Poku
WAFA 3-1 New Edubiase United
Scorers: Zakaria Mumuni (2), Ashimeru Majeed; Bismark Idan
Medeama SC 1-1 Liberty Professionals
Scorer: Nathaniel Asamoah; Nurudeen Ali (own goal)
Goal king chart
6 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak), Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold), Noah Martey (Bechem United)
5 –Kofi Owusu, Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies), Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC)
4 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold)
3 – Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars), Kwame Boateng, Francis Attuquaye (Great Olympics), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals), Usman Muntaka (Heart of Lions), Stephen Nyarko (Wa All Stars), Zakaria Mumuni (WAFA)
2 – Samuel Afful, Freddie Quayson, Amos Korankye, Kojo Poku (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed (Asante Kotoko), Kissi Koranteng (WAFA), Francis Kyeremeh (B.A. United), Agbeshie Dotsie, Godfred Asante (Great Olympics), Alhassan Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Benjamin Bature (Medeama SC), Matthew Antwi (WAFA), Baffour Gyawu (Heart of Lions), Niare Benogo (Inter Allies), Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko), Bennett Ofori (Berekum Chelsea)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Nana Egyir (B.A. United), Emmanuel Ankobeah, Roger Lamptey, Tennyson Opoku (Hasaacas), Elvis Opoku, Francis Larbi, Daniel Darkwah, Godfred Saka, James Abban (Aduana Stars), Joseph Adjei, Abdul Ganiyu, Paul de Vries Asare, Asuandze Baffoe, Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars), Isaac Twum, Isaac Quansah, Razir Mohammed, Abdulai Abdul Karim, Tanko Mohammed, Sam Yeboah (Heart of Lions), Lord Ofosuhene, Eliasu Fuseini (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Baffour, Petrus Shitembi, Shafiu Mumuni, Joshua Tijani (Ashanti Gold), Alfred Azumah, Emmanuel Antwi, Tamimu Muntari, Nurudeen Ali (Liberty Professionals), Daniel Appiah (Great Olympics), Aminu Mohammed, Hamza Mohammed, Ernest Baffoe, Issah Adamu (Bechem United), Emmanuel Asante, Jordan Opoku, Ahmed Toure, Latif Amadu (Asante Kotoko), Bernard Ofori, James Boadu, Malik Tahiru, Bismark Idan (New Edubiase United), Hans Kwofie, Joseph Tetteh, Kwame Boahen (Medeama SC), Samuel Tetteh, Ashimeru Majeed (WAFA), Richard Yamoah, Selasi Adjei, Shaun October, Landry Bosson, Isaac Oduro(Hearts of Oak)