Two late goals last Monday propelled Hearts of Oak to a 2-0 victory over new entrants, Sporting Mirren amidst frenetic celebration by the Phobians long into the night.
In a first week Premiership fixture at the Ohene Djan, Mirren kept Hearts fans on edge with their bravado and endurance, especially in the second half and looked well set to split points with the much favoured Hearts side when Eric Gawu struck at close range with only three minutes to end.
Gawu, who had missed some glorious chances in the early minutes, brought the stadium alive when he stormed into space after defenders Richard Sasu and Osei Berko failed a first time clearance to hit the roof of the net.
The tonic that the goal provided appeared to have rejuvenated Hearts whose midfield was disorganised by the sheer brilliance of Mirren's James Boateng, and three minutes into injury time got the second goal when wing player Douglas Nkrumah's corner sailed straight into the net for his side's second goal.
Mirren kicked off, but lost control to Hearts, with Charles Taylor often tearing apart the defensive composition, but thrice in the third, 10th and 22nd minutes failed to take the lead.
Story By Andy Quao