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Obeng Junior salvages a issue for Hearts of Oak in 1-1 draw versus Legon Cities

Sports Information of Sunday, 7 February 2021

Resource: Ghana Soccernet


Hearts of Oak striker, Kwadwo Obeng JuniorHearts of Oak striker, Kwadwo Obeng Junior

A late Kwadwo Obeng Junior’s strike was ample for Hearts of Oak to attract 1-1 with Legon Towns FC in Week 13 of the ongoing Ghana Premier League on Sunday.

Hearts of Oak, who were being without a win in three matches, confirmed resolve to close that unwanted run by probing for the initiative.

Obeng Junior went near to fetching the opener in the 4th moment with a lower shot but the went extensive.

In the 4th minute, The Phobians had one more prospect to go ahead but Patrick Razak unsuccessful to tap house into an vacant net.

After failing to cope with the substantial-stress practices by Hearts of Oak, it was Legon Cities FC who drew the very first blood by means of Jonah Attuquaye.

Hearts of Oak were supplied a huge possibility to open the scoring in the 16th moment soon after referee Joseph Padi Kenny whistled for a penalty but Umar Manaf placed his shot extensive.

The petit forward was released on the midway line by midfielder Nasiru Moro and he raced very clear of Nuru Sulley prior to slotting his initial shot involving the legs of goalkeeper Richard Attah and the rebound fell kindly on his path and he took the second chunk of the cherry with aplomb.

Hearts of Oak took demand of the recreation there on, making heaps of probabilities with Razak and Manaf heading near.

The Rainbow Club believed they’ve had the equalizer as a result of Obeng Jnr’s header but goalkeeper Winfred Honu stretched at length to parry the ball into corner.

It was the hosts from there on and almost had the leveler but Razak was poor again as he unsuccessful to command the ball.

Hearts of Oak continued from exactly where they still left off in the opening 50 percent but could not build ample possibilities to hassle the readers.

Obeng Jnr sent shock waves across the stadium after blasting his shot into the sky when he had the objective at his mercy by using a fantastic operate by Umar Manaf.

Hearts stored probing for the equalizer but the continual defense of Legon Towns FC thwarted their efforts.

Benjamin Afutu, who changed Frederick Ansah Botchway at 50 % time, was the newest Hearts of Oak participant to had a sniff at objective but couldn’t command his header as the ball flew just huge.

The match seemed to be heading for an additional defeat for the Phobians but Obeng Junior popped up with a late equalizer in the 86th moment.

The lanky striker exhibited calmness in front of target to latch onto a heading pass by Manaf, but a lot credit history to Raddy Ovouka whose strong whip established up the purpose.

The outcome has remaining Hearts of Oak in 11th area with 17 factors, with Legon Metropolitan areas FC sitting down 15th place with 14 points from 13 game titles.

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