By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Daniel Gozar’s 11th minute goal was enough for restitute AshantiGold Sporting Club to break Hearts of Oak’s 2017 Ghana Premier League [GPL] home intrepidity with ease.
The soccer miners [AshantiGold SC] proved why they are the best team in the second round of the GPL as they ceased the ball from Hearts of Oak and controlled the pace of the game before the half parked Accra Sports Stadium to the cheers of the home crowd.
After threatening the Phobians in the early minutes of the game with Abeiku Ainooson flashing off the crossbar with a thunderbolt in the 9th minute, the soccer miners finally broke the deadlock in the 11th minute through ‘The Chameleon’ – Daniel Gozar who was the tormentor-in-chief in the first half.
Vincent Atinga gifted possession in the midfield to nimble footed Amos Addai, who unleashed a pass behind the Hearts defence to find Daniel Gozar who had ghosted his way into the eighteen yard box to slot the ball beyond the reach of Ben Mensah.
In fact, ‘The Chameleon’ having find his way into the eighteen yard box at the right time whooped the Hearts of Oak goalie [Ben Mensah] with a body swerve to the near post only to hit the ball to the second post .
Hearts of Oak responded quickly but Malik Akowuah’s long drive in the 12th minute missed the post.
The soccer miners were simply a delight to watch in the first half as Theophilus Nyame, Amos Addai, Shafiu Mumuni, Daniel Gozar, and Emmanuel Osei Baffour were all toying with the Hearts of Oak defence from central midfield where Theophilus Nyame was controlling the movement of the ship from.
Hearts of Oak came into the picture in the second half and was nearly rewarded in the 54th minute when substitute Bright Lukman unleashed a long pass into the eighteen to find Patrick Razak but the Hearts of Oak attacking winger blasted the ball over the bar.
Meanwhile, Reuben Gnagne nearly scored an own goal in the 76th minute when he attempted to clear Amos Addai’s cross into the eighteen yard box but the ball missed the near post by a whisker.
Hearts of Oak did lots of their attacks in the final ten minutes of the game through the right flank, but Fatau Mohammed’s crosses into the box was below average leaving the soccer miners to run home with the three points at stake.