Accra Hearts Of Oak secure an emphatic 6-1 victory over league leaders Bechem United

Accra Hearts of Oak secured an emphatic victory over League leaders Becheme United in the Ghana Premier League match week 7 fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The boys in the rainbow colours gave Bechem United a good whip as they thump them 6-1 in what many describe as a Hearts-dominated game.

This is the heaviest defeat suffered by Bechem United in this season’s Ghana Premier League while is it the biggest win by Accra Hearts of Oak in the top flight league in a long time.

After Hearts defender Unaf Manaf was booked in the 21st minute following a poor challenge on a Bechem United player, the Phobians continued to press for the first goal but Daniel Afriyie missed a glorious opportunity in the 32nd minute to break the deadlock as he failed to put the ball at the back of the net.

Emmanuel Asante was sent off in the 38th minute as Bechem United had to finish the first half with 10-men. According to sources he was sent off for descent.

Abdul Lawali hit a sweet drive from 15 yards but went straight into the hands of the goalkeeper. Hearts of Oak broke the deadlock in the 52nd minute through Abdul Manaf Umar in the second half.

Substitute Victor Aidoo climbed off the bench to increase the lead for the Phobians in the 60th minute with his brilliant dummy and deft finish. The former Samatex forward got his brace in the 73rd minute and made it 3-0 for Hearts of Oak.

Hearts of Oak were awarded a penalty in the 84th minute as Daniel Afriyie was brought down by the Bechem United goalkeeper in the box.

Frederick Ansah Botchway was up to the task and scored from the spot to give Hearts a 4-0 lead. Prince Adu Kwabena pulled one back for Bechem United with a nice chip as the Hearts defence went to sleep.

Hearts of Oak continued with the onslaught as Abdul Lawali made it 5-1 for the Phobians against Bechem United with few minutes to end proceedings. Bechem United goalkeeper Prince Asempa was shown a yellow card for descent after charging on the referee.

Benjamin Afutu Kotey made it six for the Phobians with some few minutes to end the game.


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