GPL Week 12 Review: Hearts Stay Top, Kotoko Hit Hat trick

The two ‘giants’ of domestic league football – Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko amassed all points at home and away respectively to continue their surge for who will replace AshGold at the end of the season.Hearts of Oak v Hasaacas

The impressive ‘Ashaiman Messi’ — Isaac Mensah scored the only goal as the Phobians returned to winning ways a the Accra sports stadium haven gone three games without victory.Bechem United v Kotoko

In Bechem, Asante Kotoko countinued their super away performance – three out of three under Michael Osei when they faced Bechem United.

The Porcupines Warriors laboured all afternoon, but finally found the breakthrough needed to lift the roof in Kumasi. Frank Sarfo Gyamfi half volley after 72 minutes ensured won their fifth league match since Michael Osei took over.

Inter Allies v AshGoldElsewhere in Tema, draw masters (seven draws in 12 matches) Ashanti Gold held Inter Allies to one-all draw, extending the Eleven Is To One failure to pick all points to five matches.

Substitute Frederick Boateng scored for Allies after an hour into the game, but Dauda Mohammed drew AshGold level from the spot after Emmanuel Nartey was adjudged to have foul him.

In the Upper West region, Wa All Stars dropped points against West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) and is gradually losing grip at the top as the race for a top spot gets thicker. Emmanuel Ocran broke the deadlock, but Adepah’s boys were unable to hold on to their leadx relinquishing it as Komlana Agbegneidan drew the Sogakope-based club level.

In Obuasi, Aduana Stars edged out New Edubiase to extend their unbeaten run in the league to five matches. Skipper Godfred Saka scored the only goal of the game to move them to the second place in the league log.

In the Eastern region, Latif Blessing announced his return to his home City with a stunner to deny Dreams FC all points.

Lawson Berkui scored twice for the Kweiman-based club, but Bernard Arthur and Latif Blessing denied them the victory.

Prosper Nartey began life in the bench against Berekum Chelsea, and his side were held to zero-all stalemate at the Robert Mensah sports stadium.

The 2015-16 Ghana Premier League (GPL) recorded the least goals on match week 12. Eleven goals were recorded in seven match venues by ten players.

GPL WEEK XII: FULL TIME SCORES AND SCORERS:

Hearts 1-0 Hasaacas
[Isaac Ike Mensah

Bechem 0-1 Kotoko
[Frank Sarfo Gyamfi]

Inter Allies 1-1 AshGold
Frederick Boateng [Allies], Dauda Mohammed [Ahsgold]

AllStars 1-1 WAFA
Emmanuel Ocran [WA], Komlana Agbegneidan [WAFA]

Dwarfs 0-0 Chelsea

Edubiase 0-1 Aduana
Godfred Saka [Aduana]

Dreams 2-2 Liberty
Lawson Bekui -2 [Dreams], Bernard Arthur, Latif Blessing [Liberty]

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