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Hearts of Oak fall to shock Elmina Sharks defeat

Elmina Sharks

Hearts of Oak could not make it two consecutive Ghana Premier League wins as they fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Elmina Sharks at Cape Coast stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The Phobians went into the clash brimming with loads of confidence following a resounding 3-1 victory former champions Wa All Stars in midweek.

But a lacklustre performance ensured Henry Wellington’s side suffered their second home defeat of the season. A loss that could spell the end of Wellington as head coach of Hearts of Oak.

The visitors started the game in a spirited fashion as they battered the Phobians and went close to opening the scoring but Felix Addo's fierce shot went just off wide.

Sharks continued with the impressive start to the match and deservedly went ahead in the 25th minute after Felix Addo, who had missed an earlier chance in the game, headed in a lofty corner kick by captain Obeng Crentsil in the 21st minute.

Hearts failed to reorganize themselves in the match as the visitors added their second of the day courtesy a long-range drive from Daniel Obeng Crentsil in the 40th minute.

Coach Wellington made some two quick changes during recess as he brought on Malik Akowuah in place of Fatau Mohammed and Winful Cobbinah for Selassie Bakai.

The move seemed to work for the Phobians as they begun to control the pace of the game and duly halved the deficit in the 61st minute after goalkeeper Richard Attah failed to deal with Malik Akowuah's powerful shot.

Hearts dominated the entire second half but failed to make it count in goals as Elmina Sharks collected the maximum points.

Felix Addo was voted Most Valuable Player of the match.

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