Hearts pipped by Tema Youth
Accra, Feb 24, Ghanadot/GNA –
Premiership debutants, Tema Youth on Saturday forced a
bitter pill down the throat of Accra Hearts of Oak with a
1-0 defeat when the two sides clashed at the Carl Reindof
Park, Dansoman in Accra.
The league leaders who for once were ordinary against the
visitors made their victory certain through a first minute
goal scored by petit Ekow Banson.
Skilful Benson was gifted from a defensive mix up initiated
by Hearts Joseph Tachie Mensah to send a low grounder past
goalkeeper Sulemana Abubakar to ensure the debutants go into
the history books as the only team to have beaten the
country’s two most glamorous clubs, Hearts and Kumasi Asante
Kotoko this season.
The Phobians lacked quality and shine to produce the
equalizer even though the Tema Youth lads were themselves
not extraordinary in their output.
Hearts conceded the midfield from the onset with their only
flash of brilliance coming from Francis Bossma’s killer half
volley on the 27minute mark that brought out the best in the
visiting goalkeeper, Joseph Mensah.
The game from then was evenly fought with Hearts putting up
all strategies to at least split the points but the able
defence of Tema Youth held the attackers at bay until the
final whistle to leave the distraught Hearts supporters on
their seats for a long period.