By Dom Agbakpe,
Hearts of Oak returned to winning ways for the first time in three games after securing a 4-0 victory over rival Great Olympics.
The Match Day 14 fixture of the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League was staged at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Phobians had drawn all of their last three games heading into the Match Day 14 encounter.
Joseph Esso’s goal, Benjamin Afutu’s double and Daniel Barnie goal handed Hearts of Oak all three points.
It was the visitors who got proceedings to a blazing start in pursuit of an early lead but the homesters’ backline was as solid as it could.
Heart of Oak found their afterwards and fecthed the opener through Joseph Esso 15 minutes into the game, assisted by Kofi Kordzi.
Great Olympics never relented in their effort as they chase for the leveller bit couldn’t find it.
Hearts of Oak wanted a penalty after striker Daniel Barnie was brought down in the area by Dunga Ofori but referee Frederick Samena waved play on, much to the displeasure of the Hearts faithfuls.
After recess, Great Olympics dominated possession and created opportunities through Sulley Ibrahim and Michael Quaye, who missed the target.
On 65th minutes, Benjamin Afutu doubled his side’s advantage with a fine header following a poor clearing by Dunga Ofori.
Moments later, Benjamin Afutu made it three for the Phobians from a rebound.
Daniel Barnie put the icing on the cake with a fourth in injury time to claim victory for Hearts of Oak.
The win takes Hearts of Oak to 8th on the league standings with 21 points.
Hearts of Oak next travel to Kumasi face King Faisal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium while Great Olympics host another rivals Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Match Day 15 games will be honoured from March 13 to 16, 2020.