NC Special Competition: Hearts of Oak make light work of sorry Inter Allies

Hearts of Oak cruised to a comfortable 2-0 victory away to Inter Allies at the Tema Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Despite been forced into an early change after goalkeeper Ernest Sowah wobbled off injured to be replaced by Benjamin Mensah, the Rainbow lads recovered from the setback to put on a show for their traveling fans.

Hearts registered the first shot on target in the 19th minute when William Dankyi effort from just outside the box forced a good save from Allies goalkeeper Clement Ayi.

The hosts resilience was finally broken few minutes later when in-form striker Joseph Esso finished off brilliant team play to give the visitors a 1-0 lead at the break.

The Phobians maintained their dominance in the second half and got a deserved cushion goal through Kofi Kordzi in the 76th minute.

Matters got from bad to worse for the Eleven is to One lads with ten minutes to play after captain Michele Otuo was sent off for a second yellow card offense.

Hearts continued to enjoy great spells in possessions as they managed the game cleverly to see it out the win.

But there was one last moment of drama in stoppage time as Bernard Quarcoo got a straight red for a heavy lunge on Hearts midfielder Aminu Alhassan.

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