The attacking midfielder of the Miners became newly-appointed coach David Duncan’s killjoy as he tastes his first defeat in charge of the Phobians
The Phobians could not reply attacking midfielder Aaron Amoah’s first half goal at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
The Miners were more determined to protect their lead until David Telfer got sent off after picking a second card. However, the Phobians were unable to capitalise on the numerical advantage to at least share the spoils.
The woes of Duncan worsened when his strategy changed following the sending off of Nuru Sulley, who was shown a straight red by referee Awal Mohammed with about four minutes to the end of proceedings.
Hearts of Oak have now dropped to the ninth spot with 12 points whiles Ashgold climb to the sixth position of the standings after amassing 15 points in the Ghana Premier League.