Inter Allies 1-0 Hearts: Lamptey wins Ga derby for Eleven is to One

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The Eleven is to One have made it two wins in a row and moved into the top four for the first time this season

Inter Allies pipped Hearts of Oak 1-0 in Ghana Premier League matchday 14 at Tema Sports Stadium on Thursday.

The Ga derby certainly wasn't the cracker many hoped for, with both teams playing out a pretty dire game of football but the hosts’ coach Kenichi Yastuhashi won't care in the slightest, as Roger Lamptey's goal settled things in his favour at the end.

Yastuhashi maintained the squad that defeated Wa All Stars away last week, while Hearts coach Henry Wellington made two changes to his side with Daniel Kordie and Isaac Mensah replacing suspended Joseph Esso and injured Patrick Razak respectively.

Winful Cobbinah was presented with the first opportunity in the game by the third minute, after connecting a pass from Isaac Mensah but his last ditch effort from close range was saved by goalkeeper Saed Ibrahim.

Four minutes later, Allies also came close to opening the scoring after Bernard Quarcoo's cross was met by Emmanuel Hammond but the header went wide.

However, Allies made amends by the 20th minute and finally got their noses in front, as Lamptey picked a ball from Quarcoo and sent in a screamer from almost 25 yards out which beat goalkeeper Ben Mensah.

Mensah and William Dankyi had two opportunities within the last five minutes of the first half to draw level for Hearts but they couldn't find the back of the net in their attempts.

Hearts continued from where they left it after the break, piling pressure on the hosts. On 53rd minute, the Phobians goalkeeper Mensah produced a sublime performance to stop Quarcoo from making it 2-0 for the hosts.

By the 67th minute, Benjamin Agyare saw his low drive saved by Allies goalkeeper Saed, with Cobbinah wasting the rebound.

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On 82nd minute, Alhassan Aminu was replaced by Ben Afutu but despite Hearts pushing men forward, they couldn't break down the hosts' defence.

Allies have moved four places up to third position with 24 points, two points behind leaders Medeama.

 

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