NC Special Cup Report: Hearts of Oak 1-0 Karela United - Rainbow boys record first ever win over Karela to extend lead in Zone B Featured
15 May

NC Special Cup Report: Hearts of Oak 1-0 Karela United - Rainbow boys record first ever win over Karela to extend lead in Zone B

Accra Hearts of Oak continued their unbeaten home run in the ongoing Normalization Committee Special Competition with their first-ever victory over Karela United on Wednesday afternoon.

The Rainbow boys managed to record a 1-0 home victory over Karela United in the match-day twelve of the competition at the Accra Sports Stadium.
 
A second half spot-kick neatly converted by Christopher Bonney handed the homesters all the needed points.
 
The first twenty minutes of the match looked very balance as both sides failed to make any attempt of scoring.
 
Karela United launched a fearsome attack but Diawisie Taylor couldn't connect a cross from Osei Baffour on 25th minute of the game.
 
Manaf Umar and Michelle Sarpong kept dazzling the back line of the visitors in the mid of the first half as Isaac Hagan was called to duty.
 
A long range shot from Daniel Kodie on the 28th minute went wide as they were in search for the lead before the break.
 
Goalkeeper Isaac Hagan denied the Rainbow boys from netting the opener through Joseph Esso and Fatawu Mohammed.
 
Sarfo Taylor and Diawisie Taylor continued to torment the defense of Hearts of Oak as slate header from Diawisie Taylor went over the bar.
 
The first department of the match ended in a 0-0 draw.
 
After the break, Hearts of Oak gained possession to dominate the match which earned them the only goal.
 
Coach Kim Grant introduced Kofi Kordzi and Malik Akowuah to replace Manaf Umar and Aminu Alhassan.
 
Hearts of Oak were handed a penalty on the 72nd minute after Daniel Kordie was fouled in the 18-yard box by Isaac Kwain.
 
Defender Christopher Bonney firmly struck the ball firmly into the back of Isaac Hagan's net on the 75th minute of the game.
 
Karela United looked very dangerous in the last fifteen minutes of the game but failed to register the leveller as it ended in a 1-0 win in favor of Hearts of Oak.
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