Duncan tastes first Hearts defeat

Hearts new coach David Duncan suffered his first defeat and it was against his former club Ashgold in a dramatic game that saw both teams lose a player each before regulation time.

A 28th minute strike by Aaron Amoah proved priceless for the visitors who came into this game with three successive defeats.

Amoah breached the Hearts defence and capped it with a clever strike to beat Tetteh Lugard in post for the Phobians.

The Miners held on, defended as if their lives depended on it, albeit with some delay tactics for most part.

David Telfer was given a second yellow and an early shower in the 40th minute but the phobians could not maximize their numerical advantage.

Fatau Dauda parried a goal bound header in the 44th minute and kept the Miners hopes alive.

Francis Coffie should have increased the tally minutes after recess but the slippery left footed attacker, contrived to miss what will arguably be in contention for the miss of the season.

Lugard had been beaten with a low cross from the right and whilst he was down just at the edge of his goal line trying to parry the ball away from danger, Coffie came in and had a full blast over the bar.

Duncan brought in Edward Affum for veteran Laryea Kingston who struggled a bit in the first half but the story was no different.

The tale of near misses continued as the Phobians struggled in vain to get the equalizer.

Lawrence Lartey ensured the Miners snatched all the spoils when he headed a goal bound bicycle kick from Mahatma Otoo right on the goal line.

With a quarter of an hour left to go, Nuru Sulley was given the red card after he brought down Yakubu Mohammed. Nuru was the last man and he saved the Phobians from conceding another goal.
One goal it ended in favour of the Miners.

 

Source: Citifmonline.com