Hearts of Oak 1 Accra Lions 0 Match Report on March 29th : Accra Hearts of Oak bounced back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory over Accra Lions during Mid-Week of the betPawa Ghana Premier League on Wednesday night at the Accra sports stadium.
Congolese playmaker Linda Mtange scored the only goal of the game in the 64th minute. It was the first ever goal of the Congolese for Hearts of Oak.
The Phobians were hammered 3-0 at Karela United last weekend and needed a reaction against a very good Accra Lions side.
Linda was at the right place at the right time in the Lions box to slot home the winning goal from a rebound as goalkeeper Owusu failed to deal with a Samuel Inkoom shot.
The win takes Hearts of Oak to third place on the league table on 38 points in 24 matches ; just three points adrift league leaders Aduana FC who were held by Berekum Chelsea today.
David Ocloo had the chance to play reliable center back Caleb Amankwah as he served his red card suspension by missing the Karela United trip. The former WAFA defender started alongside Konadu Yiadom in central defennce.
Samuel Inkoom after missing in action for some time now started at right back with Dennis Korsah handed his normal left back role.
In midfield Eric Esso , Yaw Amankwah Baafi and Glid Otanga started once again whilst Benjamin York , Albert Dieudonne and Linda Mtange were the attackers but Richmond Ayi did not form part of the team today as Eric Ofori played.
In the 24th minute Lions came very close to scoring but Ofori Antwi produced a great save as the first half ended without any goals.
The game was still very close in the second period until Linda , voted man of the match , gave the home side the breakthrough.
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