MATCH REPORT: MEDEAMA 1-0 HEARTS

By Anwar U. Larry from the TNA Park.

Accra Hearts of Oak slipped to a lone goal defeat to Medeama in the penultimate fixture of the 2016/17 Ghana Premier League season.

Francis Addo stabbed home the winner from close range to inflict a painful defeat on the Phobians, who fought hard on the day only to leave Tarkwa empty-handed.

Hearts had their chances, especially at the tail end of the first half, but leading scorer Thomas Abbey failed to take advantage of an opening.

Coach Nuttall's side were very organized in the first half and displayed some good passing moves as they put Medeama under the cosh.

Daniel Kordie, who was back in the starting XI, had two opportunities from range but all were saved by the impressive Yaw Ansah.

The hosts were unlucky not to snatch the opener when Kwesi Donsu's long range effort hit the under side of the bar and came out much to the relief of the completely beaten Ben Mensah.

Medeama took control of the game after the break and their endeavor was rewarded when Addo made sure Amos Korankye's feeble free kick was re-directed on target past Ben Mensah for the opener.

Hearts tried to fight back but they could not breach the stubborn Medeama rearguard marshalled by the towering Paul Aidoo.

The Phobians will be back in action against Inter Allies at home before they move up North to face Kotoko in the finals of the MTN FA CUP.

More to follow ...............................