HEARTS, ASHGOLD WENT BARREN IN THURSDAY NIGHT SOCCER


Hearts 1-1 Ashgold 

Hearts of Oak and Ashgold shared the spoils in a pulsating 0-0 draw in the Ghana Premier League clash. 

The draw leaves the Phobians 9th on the league table, five places adrift of the Miners. 

Hearts coach Edward Nii Odoom made one change to the side that beat Dreams FC 1-0 on Sunday, replacing the suspended Benjamin Afutu with Nurudeen Abdul Aziz.

The hosts started the game on the front foot, forcing the visitors' defence into shaky mode, it was not until the 15th minute before Ashgold's keeper, Frank Boateng was called into proper action as he had to react well to save Robert Addo's header.

AshGold hit back with a  chance to score, but Hearts' keeper Richard Atta produced a world class save on the 36' to keep the score goalles.

Daniel Afriyie wasted a glorious opportunity to put the Phobians in the lead as he failed to convert from just two yards after goalkeeper Boateng fumbled in his attempt to handle a corner.

Just moments into the second half, Afriyie had another good chance to make amends but the attacker messed up again, this time shooting feebly into the arms of Boateng after being sent one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Richard Atta  was called into action with a save at the other end after Appiah McCarthy shot from long range.

Three minutes after referee Adaari Abdul Latif ignored a Hearts penalty shout, the Phobians found the back of the net only to see the goal denied for offside.

Hearts went close once again but Kofi Kordzi's glancing header went off target, the attacker having connected to a Benjamin Eshun cross. 

Both teams attempted late efforts to snatch all three points but a lack of purposefulness upfront ensured the points were shared

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