Accra Hearts of Oak held to a stalemate against Anyinase based club Karela United on Sunday. The game was intense and both teams were anxiously seeking for a win. Karela United took full control in the first quarter of the game before Accra Hearts of Oak found their rhythm back.Accra Hearts of Oak has had a poor run of form in all their away matches this season, amassing only 9 points in these matches.
Maxwell Boakye who had come on to replace Richard Berko gave the home team Karela United the lead at the 72nd minute of the game. It was a goal that was carefully worked out from the back and free of errors in the distribution of passes.Hearts created a lot of chances to equalize the goal but it took them 13 minutes to find the net.
The host again came close to doubling their lead from a header by their striker Taylor Dawiase but it went over the post. The Anyinase boys were leaving dangerously as the phobians pounded a lot of pressure on their defence.
Hearts of Oak coach Samuel Boadu then brought on Kwadwo Obeng Jnr for Victor Aidoo and Isaac Mensah replacing Patrick Razak. Substitute Kwadwo Obeng equalize five minutes from time to help his side draw parity.
The Phibians began to dominate again and with five minutes left they won a corner which was effected by Salifu, which found the head of Kwadwo Obeng for the leveler which helped the phobians to draw parity.
Obeng Jnr nearly grabbed the winner for the Rainbow club but Karela were resolute in the closing minutes.
Hearts of Oak travels to Dawu to face Dreams FC as their next fixture whiles Karela United take on Kumasi based club King Faisal Babes.