Goals from Daniel Afriyie, Joseph Esso, and a brace from Benjamin Afutu ensure Hearts of Oak demolish Great Olympics in the Mantse Derby on Wednesday.
It was a rather wet Wednesday evening as the rains came but could do little to stop the tie between the supposed ‘squatters’ and the landlords which saw the rainbow club halt their run of draws in the ongoing Ghana Premier League.
The Phobians took the lead after 16 minutes as Olympics goalkeeper, Nelson Ayuba failed to handle a low cross from Kofi Kodzi only to spill into the way of an onrushing Joseph Esso who converted to give the home side the lead.
Hearts of Oak continued to dominate proceedings but failed to add to their tally as the first half ended 1-0.
Great Olympics did little to trouble Richard Attah in post for Hearts.
After a slight delay by Olympics, the second half began on a much-higher tempo with Olympics pushing for an equalizer.
They went close in the 51st minute but Emmanuel Clottey’s low shot missed the post narrowly.
It became an end to end affair much to the entertainment of fans who defied the rains to be at the stadium.
Eventual Man of the Match (MotM) winner, Benjamin Afutu scored twice in the space of two minutes to take the sail off Olympics.
The midfielder doubled Hearts lead 20 minutes into the second half after heading home a cross from the right before scoring from a rebound two minutes later.
Daniel Afriyie hit the last nail in the coffin of Great Olympics scoring Hearts fourth in added time much to the delight of the Phobian faithful.
Hearts of Oak will travel to play King Faisal away as Great Olympics welcome Liberty professionals to the Accra Sports Stadium.
Hearts move to 7th on the table with Olympics lying in 15th position.