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GHPL: Kotoko win, Hearts draw, AshGold bounce back

file photoKumasi Asante Kotoko have won their first back to back games of the season but Accra Hearts of Oak have failed to win in a third straight league game on a busy schedule of Ghana Premier League action.

The Porcupine Warriors who have struggled on the road throughout the season season, having lost their previous three visits to Aduana, Chelsea and WAFA got out of the blocks early with Dauda Mohammed’s goal under one minute in Dawu against Dreams FC.

They then held on thanks in large parts to some brilliant goalkeeping from Ernest Sowah to win their first game away from home and inflict a first home defeat on the hosts.

It was the second league win for Kotoko under caretaker boss Michael Osei and their third win on the bounce in addition to the MTN FA Cup triumph in Tumu against Real 24Hours.

The win takes their season’s points tally to 11 points, six behind leaders Wa All Stars who suffered a first defeat of the season at Bechem United.

Abednego Tetteh scored both goals for the BA outfit either side of a Kofi Yeboah equaliser for the Wa side. Despite the loss, All Stars remain top of the standings, two points from Accra Hearts of Oak.

The Phobians had been unstoppable this season until All Stars inflicted a first defeat on them two weeks ago. Since then, they have failed to win in two games and had to come behind to earn a point in Accra.

Cosmos Dauda scored a second half equaliser for the Phobians after Charles Boateng’s first half goal had given the Academy side the lead. The point is the first that WAFA have picked up away from home this season but they ended the game with ten men after star man Samuel Tetteh was sent off.

Elsewhere, defending champion AshantiGold had Anthony Yenful to thank for their second win of the season when he scored the winning goal in their Adansiman derby against New Edubiase which ended 2-1 after Wahab Annan had cancelled out Francis Adjei’s opener for the Miners.

There was a hat trick in Dormaa from a familiar name as Yahaya Mohammed scored three to help Aduana Stars whip Sekondi Eleven Wise 4-0. The hat trick to Yahaya’s season tally to four and his club up to 9th after a difficult start to the season.

It also left Hasaacas as the team with the worst defence after conceding 17 goals this season. They have also let in at least three goals in three different games this season.

In Dansoman, Latif Blessing scored his second brace of the season and his seventh and eighth goals as Liberty Professionals beat Berekum Chelsea 3-1 in Dansoman.

The top three places on the league standings remain unchanged despite defeats for All Stars and Dreams FC as well as a second straight draw for Hearts of Oak. All Stars remain top of the league with Accra Hearts of Oak in second place, two points behind. Dreams are third a point behind Hearts of Oak with Asante Kotoko now just two points behind fourth placed Liberty and six adrift of leaders Wa All Stars

Liberty 3 v B Chelsea 1

Dreams 0 v Kotoko 1

Dwarfs 2 v TCFC 1

Bechem 2 v Wa All Stars 1

Edubiase 1 v AshGold 2

Aduana 4 Hasaacas 0

Hearts of Oak 1 WAFA 1

By TV3 Sports|Ghana

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