Hearts back to winning ways

Soccer News of Thursday, 26 February 2015

Source: Graphic Online

Herbert Addo Hearts1

Accra Hearts of Oak yesterday brought back smiles on the faces of their teeming fans with an improved performance after they beat Aduana Stars 3-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Goals from Arnold Bosson, Isaac Oduro and Gilbert Fiamenyo ensured Hearts bagged the maximum points to move away from the relegation zone.

Fiamenyo had skilfully threaded through the Aduana defence from the far left before placing a pass on the path of Bosson who calmly tapped home for the opener in the 35th minute.

The Hearts defence came under pressure in the opening minutes of the game with Aduana’s Omar Tofic and Richard Arhin forcing Hearts into some desperate defending before strikes from Godfred Saka and Elvis Opoku forced brilliant saves from goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama.

Aduana returned from recess more eager to get the equaliser as Daniel Darkwah, who was released from the far end, delivered a point-blank shot which forced Soulama sprawling to make a save.

At the other end, substitute Kwame Kizito added urgency into the Hearts attack and after returning a pass to Leonard Tawiah, he was brought down at the edge of the Aduana box for a free kick which Isaac Oduro magnificently curled into the top corner of the net for Hearts’ second goal.

Aduana pulled a goal back in the 63rd minute through a spot kick, but Fiamenyo later increased the tally in the 72nd minute after Hearts turned defence into attack which saw the burly striker racing down into the Aduana box before shooting past goalkeeper Razak Issah to give the Phobians a comfortable 3-1 lead.

Aduana pulled one back in 85th minute through Richard Addai who nodded home a corner kick by Saka.