NC Special Competition: Dreams FC 1-0 Hearts – Rejuvenated Dreams FC stop Hearts at Dawu

Hearts fans were thrown in a state of uncertainty over the preparedness of their side ahead of their semifinal clash with Asante Kotoko as Dreams FC pipped them at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.

A 30th minute strike by Ibrahim Issah was all that the Still Believe lads needed to shoot down the flying Phobians.

Dreams could have opened the scoring earlier to unsettle the Phobians as Richard Addae was gifted with first opportunity when Robert Addo failed to clear danger but the Dreams FC striker wasted time for Agyare to clear the mess.

The Phobians shot into the driving seat but could only strung passes together in the middle, finding it difficult to break the Dreams FC defence.

The Phobians resorted to long balls but Masawudu Abdallah was up to the task, clearing all the danger at the back.

Hearts had their clearest opportunity to break the deadlock when Kofi Kordzi unleashed an unexpected shot but Isaac Amoako responded swiftly to flick the ball to corner.

Michael Agbekornu put through Ibrahim Issah who blasted a thunderous shot blocked by goalkeeper Ben Mensah, but Issah swiftly curled in the rebound to grab the only goal of the game for the Still Believe boys.

The Phobians pushed for the equaliser but the best they could do was to win fruitless corner kicks before the break.

The Phobians returned from the break with some quick changes.

Joseph Esso came for Abubakar Traore with Mitchelle Sarpong coming on for Obeng Jnr to strengthen the Hearts attack but the Dreams FC defence was still impregnable.

Dreams FC turned a dull game into an amazing flash as they tailored some beautiful passes together forcing the Phobians to chase their shadows.

Samuel Alabi warned himself into the game after a poor first half outing to give the Hearts midfielder a hell of a time as he twisted and turned with cheeky ease.

Michael Agbekornu, clearly the player of the game, nearly made it 2-0 for Dreams FC after he cleverly weaved his way through the Hearts midfield and released an unexpected curler which went straight into the woodworks to leave the Phobians panting.

The game becomes the fourth game for stop gap trainer Winfred Dormon who has recorded 3 wins with just a defeat in four games.

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