Royal Fc Defeat Hearts 2-1 To End Unbeaten Run Under Kim Grant
Accra Hearts of Oak’s six games unbeaten run under new manager Kim Grant has ended today after the team stumbled to a 2-1 defeat to lower division side Royal Fc in a friendly encounter at the Pobiman Park.
The Phobians have been on an unbeaten run under the tutorage of the former Black Stars striker who took over the club last year December. Grant since commencing work as first team coach had led the team to five victories and a draw in the previous six matches they have played.
They could however not go seven games unbeaten and it took the tenacity of Royal Fc to stop them in their tracks. In a game highly dominated by Hearts of Oak, they fell short in terms of the goal scoring.
Failing to convert the numerous chances that came their way, the rainbow boys were punished by the away side’s forward Kofi Kordzi who netted a brace on the day. A goal in each half and a second which he converted from the penalty spot.
Hearts prodigy Obeng Jnr pulled one back for them after heading home a cross from MacKarthy at the near post.
With the seven games played so far under Kim Grant, Hearts have scored 17 goals, conceded just 3 and amassed 17 points. It is a record they can surely improve going forward especially now that the Normalization Committee’s special competition is set to start on February 3, 2019.
Hearts Starting XI against Royal FC:
1. Richard Baidoo 30. Sumala Ibrahim 20. Raddy Ovouka 7. Robert Addo 29. James Sewornu 27. Camara N’Guessan 14. Daniel Kodie 23. Stanley Ani-Agyei 9. Abubakar Troare 8. Manaf Umar 18. Selassie Bakai
Royal FC starting XI
1. James Adom 12. Kelvin Akore 17. George Tonni 5. Yaya Musah 15. Benjamin Dunu 25. Prince Asare 8. Samuel Nkrumah 9. Richard Edwanzy 3. Silifu Avinuiyao 18. Kofi Kordzi 21. Felix Mensah