NC Special Cup Report: Hearts of Oak 3-1 Elmina Sharks - Phobians maintain unbeaten home streak Featured
19 May

NC Special Cup Report: Hearts of Oak 3-1 Elmina Sharks - Phobians maintain unbeaten home streak

Hearts of Oak continued their rollercoaster season with a proven 3-1 victory over Elmina Sharks at the Accra Sports Stadium in the Normalization Committee Special Competition.

Christopher Bonney, Abdul Manaf Umar and Fatawu Mohammed got on the score sheet for Hearts of Oak whiles George Amonoo got consolation for the Elmina Sharks in the game.
 
The first major incursion of the game came from Christopher Bonney where he got his powerful strike hitting the woodwork to deny his side the lead on the 23rd minutes.
 
However, the former Asante Kotoko defender got his fair share of the game late in the first half when he converted a penalty kick to give Hearts of Oak the lead just in the nick of time after Joseph Esso was brought down by the Shark's goalkeeper.
 
In the second half, Abdul Manaf Umar picked up a connecting header from Bonney's free kick on the 50th minute to extend Hearts of Oak's lead to 2-0.
 
Just as when the tides were settling after the second goal, George Amonoo give the game a reviving tonic by getting Elmina Sharks a consolation on the 53rd minute which brought life back into the game on 2-1.
 
Ten minutes later, Fatawu Mohammed, on the 63rd minute won the game for Hearts of Oak with a controversial goal after his strike struck the woodwork and fell just behind the line to give the "Rainbow" side a 3-1 lead.
 
Both teams held unto the result to end the game a 3-1 victory for Kim Grant's side and cements their place on top of the Group with 27 points.
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