MATCH REPORT: Elmina Sharks 1-1 Hearts of Oak – Phobians held on the road by Sharks

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Elmina Sharks 1-1 Hearts of Oak - Phobians held on the road by Sharks
Elmina Sharks 1-1 Hearts of Oak - Phobians held on the road by Sharks

The spoils were evenly shared at the Nduom Sports complex when Elmina Sharks hosted Hearts of Oak on Sunday. The two teams faced off in this Match Week 8 encounter with much at stake.

Sharks had an unbeaten home run to protect while Hearts of Oak who were on a 2 game winning streak eyed a continuation of such form.

Elmina Sharks scored the first goal of the game courtesy a strike from James Bissue in the 20th minute. Sharks held on and finished the first half in the lead.

Back from recess, Hearts Coach Kosta Papic urged his boys to push forward. Inside 67 minutes, Victor Aidoo netted the equalizer.

Sharks were dealt a blow when midfielder Benjamin Arthur was sent off for a second bookable offence.

Despite chances for both sides to get a winners, the result stayed same ensuring each side went home with a point.

Elmina Sharks move to 11th o the table with 10 points, while Hearts of Oak now sit 5th on the league log with 12 points.

GAME EVENTS

20′ Goal (Elmina Sharks)
James Bissue

28′ Yellow Card
Emmanuel Addington Gustav (Elmina Sharks)

32′ Yellow Card
Benjamin Arthur (Elmina Sharks)

52′ Yellow Card
Benjamin Tweneboah (Elmina Sharks)

58′ Substitution (Elmina Sharks)
Kingsley Adjei on for Dennis Mensah

60′ Substitution (Hearts)
Isaac Mensah on for Dominic Eshun

67′ Goal (Hearts)
Victor Aidoo

75′ Yellow Card (RED CARD)
Benjamin Arthur (Elmina Sharks)

77′ Substitution (Hearts)
Patrick Razak on for Daniel Barnie Afriyie

79′ Substitution (Elmina Sharks)
Edmund Asiedu on for Mustapha Alhaji

89′ Yellow Card
Umar Abdul Manaf (Hearts)

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90′ Substitution (Elmina Sharks)
Daniel Nii Adjei on for James Bissue

ELMINA SHARKS XI
Martey Bawa Lord (GK), Richard Mpong, Samuel Arthur, Issaka Mohammed, Dennis Mensah, Emmanuel Addington Gustav, James Bissue, Benjamin Tweneboah, Isaac Donkor, Augustine Owusu, Mustapha Alhaji

SUBSTITUTES
Michael Blankson, Kingsley Adjei, Ishmael Hammond, Tahir A. Mensah, Edmund Asiedu, Daniel Nii Adjei, Justice Ato Mensah

HEARTS OF OAK XI
Richmond Ayi (GK), Abdul Fatawu Mohammed, Robert Addo Sowah, Mohammed Alhassan, Frederick Ansah Botchway, Benjamin Afutu Kotey, Umar Abdul Manaf, Victor Aidoo, Dominic Eshun, Daniel Barnie Afriyie, Raddy Okemba

SUBSTITUTES
Richard Attah, William Dankyi, Nuru Sulley, James Serwornu, Patrick Razak, Abednego Tetteh, Isaac Mensah

REFEREES
REFEREE: Benjamin Kwame Sefah
ASSISTANTS: Patrick Papala & Richard Appiah
4TH REFEREE: Andrews Awurisa
MATCH COMMISSIONER: James Adjei

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