Ten-man Accra Hearts of Oak recorded a 3-1 win against Accra Lions in the final game of round 7 of the 2022/23 betPawa Premier League.
Hearts of Oak after an evenly contested opening 20 minutes broke the deadlock in the 23rd minute, Gladson Awako after receiving a pass from Ibrahim Salifu unleashed in a pile driver from outside the box.
Minutes after giving Hearts of Oak the lead, Gladson Awako was sent off for what could probably be indecent.
In the 43rd minute, Hearts of Oak thought they had extended their lead when Eric Esso headed in a crossing from Ibrabim Salifu. However, their celebrations was cut short after the referee signaled for an infringement.
Just minutes into the second half, Hearts of Oak were awarded a spot-kick after Otanga was tripped in the box by goalkeeper Andrew Owusu. Ibrabim Salifu stepped up and made no mistake from the kick, 2-0.
Accra Lions with a man advantage pilled pressure on Hearts and reduced the deficit in the 78th minute, Seidu Basit leapt high and planted home a crossing from Remember Boateng.
Accra Lions pushed bodies forward in search for the equalizing goal, but unfortunately, they were caught on the break. Benjamin Yorke sealed all three points for Hearts of Oak with well taken third goal.
Earlier today at the Cape Coast Stadium, the rained off game between Kotoku Royals and Samartex continued. Samartex won the game 1-0, scoring the only goal of the game through Godwin Abusah in the 67th minute.
On Wednesday, Asante Kotoko and Legon Cities played a pulsating 1-1 draw at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The home side scored first through Steven Mukwala, before Sadat Mohammed leveled the score for Legon Cities in the 49th minute.
Accra Great Olympics came from a goal down to beat Real Tamale United (RTU) 2-1 in Accra. David Abagna gave RTU the lead in the 11th minute, before Raymond Oko Grippman and Amos Acheampong scored in the 19th and 67th minute respectively to give Olympics the win.
In Bibiani, Gold Stars and Medeama played a 1-1 draw. Medeama scored first in the 19th minute through skipper Kwesi Donsu, before Ibrahim Laar pulled parity for Gold Stars in the 39th minute.
Baba Mahama’s solitary goal at the Nana Kronmansah park earned Nsoatreman a 1-0 win against Tamale City. Tamale City played most parts of the second half with 10 men, Collins Boateng was sent off.
At the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu, Bechem United came from a goal down to beat Dreams FC 2-1. Agyenim Boateng scored for Dreams, while Kofi Agbesimah and Emmanuel Avornyo were the scores for Bechem United.
In Dormaa, a Bright Adjei brace propelled Aduana FC to a 2-1 win against Berekum Chelsea. Mezack Afriyie was the scorer for Chelsea, his 5th league goal this season.
King Faisal stunned Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park. Joseph Adu Dwomoh scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute, 1-0.