GPL Match Report : Accra Hearts of Oak 6-1 Bechem United

Bechem United’s unbeaten run at a halt as Accra Hearts of Oak sets the new year rolling with a 6-1 victory over the hunters on Saturday afternoon at the Accra sports stadium on matchday 7.

The first half ended in a goalless draw with the Phobians wasting golden opportunities which could have resulted in goals. Black Satellite’s skipper, Daniel Afriyie came closer to breaking the deadlock of the game but saw his effort gone wide over the hills.

The hunters were reduced to 10men when Emmanuel Asante was shown the marching orders by referee Abdul Latif Qadir after picking two yellow cards.

In-form Abdul Manaf Umar gave the home side the lead in the 52minute with a fine strike to commence the baptism of goals at the nation’s Wembley.

A quick brace from former division one side, Samartex United’s attacker, Victor Kwaku Aidoo in the 68th and 73rd minute ensured the rainbow boys continued their swift run over the league leaders.

Substitute Frederick Ansah Botchway got his name on the scoresheet after stepping up to  convert the spot-kick when Daniel Afriyie was brought down in the box.

Youngster Prince Adu Kwabena quickly pulled one back with a fine strike minutes after Ansah’s penalty.

Nigerien midfielder Mamane Lawali scored his first ever Ghana premiere league goal in the 88th minute.

Substitute Benjamin Afutu sealed the demolition exercise with another fine strike in the 90th minute.

The victory moves Kosta Papic’s side to 2nd place on the league log with 11points in 7games with Bechem united still sitting atop of the table with 14points in 7 games.

By Obed Asafo

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