Medeama SC left it late to beat Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 in their outstanding Ghana Premier League fixture at the Akoon Park aon Wednesday.
The Match Day 6 fixture which was originally scheduled for December, was moved to January due to the latter’s involvement in the 2021/22 CAF Inter Club competitions. Vincent Atingah scored the only goal of the match to condemn his former club to their second defeat of the season.
Medeama SC have been overly impressive in the on-going campaign but did a good job on the Phobians – by holding them until the 82nd minute when Atinga connected from the spot.
Hearts of Oak defender Robert Addo Sowah run into Amed Toure inside the box as the striker Burkina Faso International stretched to reach a through ball.
The referee pointed to the spot and awarded a penalty in favour of the mauves and yellows. Vincent Atinga elected himself to take the kick as sent the Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richmond Ayi the wrong way as he slotted home calmly for the winning goal.
Hearts of Oak finished the game with 10 players as Kwadjo Obeng Junior was sent off in stoppage time for a second yellow card.
The defeat ends Hearts of Oak’s six match unbeaten run – their first loss since November 2021. The result has moved Medeama SC to the fourth spot on the League log while Hearts of Oak remain in seventh place in the standings after 11 matches in the 2021/22 Premier League season.