Hearts of Oak beat Asante Kotoko 3-1
Cape Coast, Jan.8, GNA - Accra Hearts of Oak on Sunday
confirmed their superiority over Kumasi Asante Kotoko by
beating them 3-1 in their Premier League match played at the
Robert Mensah stadium in a match characterized with series
of hold ups.
It is recalled that Hearts of Oak beat Kotoko 1-0 during the
first round of the league at the same venue.
Hearts of Oak scored the opener through Eric Gawu in the
40th minute after he collected a pass from Moses Andoh and
went on to beat his marker before sending the ball into a
Hearts continued to probe for more goals and it came as no
surprise when Don Bortey’s shot was deflected into the net
by defender John Cudjoe in the 44th minute.
Earlier in the 30th minute, referee Seidu Bomisson who
handled the match, showed Kotoko’s Ahmed Toure the red card
for assaulting Hearts goalkeeper Laud Quartey.
Immediately the player was sent of the field, irate
supporters of Kotoko threw bagged water sachets on Hearts
goal keeper, of which some supporters of Hearts of Oak
retaliated and the match was held up for some minutes.
It took the peace officers about 10 minutes to bring the
situation under control.
Kotoko resumed the second half strongly and in the 65th
minute, substitute Kwame Obeng Darko reduced the tally to
2-1 when he out-jumped his marker to head home past keeper
Hearts again came into the picture after the Kotoko goal and
it came as no surprise when substitute Alfred Nii Larbi
raised his side’s goal tally to three in the 78th minute to
seal the doom of Kotoko.