LIVE UPDATES: Elmina Sharks vs Hearts of Oak (NC Special Cup)

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Welcome to the LIVE UPDATES of the Normalization Committees Special Cup. The Competition enters week two with some exciting match ups. Hearts of oak who narrowly beat Dreams FC in the opening game trek to Elmina to face Elmina Sharks at the Nduom Sports Stadium.

Dreams Fc is hosting Karela United at the Dawu Park.

Below are the other matches of the afternoon

Liberty Profs. vs. Ebusua Dwarfs

WAFA SC vs. Inter Allies FC

Eleven Wonders vs Aduana Stars

Ashgold vs Bechem United

All games start at 3:00 PM GMT.

Stay with us for all the updates

15′- Goal!!! Samuel Alarbi puts Dreams FC in front at the Theatre of Dreams from the spot. Dreams FC 1-0 Karela FC

15′- Goal!!! Emmanuel Addo Puts the ball at the back of the net at Carl Reindolf Park. Liberty 1-0 Dwarfs

22′ Goal!!  Emmanuel Addo increases the lead for Liberty with a close-range finish after he was set up by Elvis Kyei Baffour. Liberty 2-0 Dwarfs

37′ Goal!! Yahaya Mohammed puts the home side in front.  Aduana 1-0 Eleven Wonders

The first half has come to an across all venues.

Here are the half time results:

Elmina Sharks FC 0-0 Hearts of Oak

Bechem United 0-0 Ashanti Gold SC

WAFA SC 0-0 Inter Allies FC

Dreams FC 1-0 Karela United FC

Aduana Stars 1-0 Eleven Wonders FC

Liberty Profs. 2-0 Ebusua Dwarfs

Second Half underway 

Superb Clearance from Mohammed Alhassan to deny Sharks from jumping into the lead. Top top clearance!!

49′ Benjamin Tweneboa sends another cross into the Phobia box. It is headed clear and Sharks have a corner

Richard Mpong is tormenting the Hearts defense, Lateral defenders finding it hard to mark him out. Top performance from the diminutive ace.

55′ Hearts have been under pressure since the recess. Sharks have been good getting all the decent chances but Hearts are equal to the task with some great clearances in their own half.

57′ Sharks have steadied the ship very well. They’re dominating possession and getting a fair amount of joy down that flank.

Scores at glance: 

Sharks 0-0 Hearts

Liberty 2-0 Dwarfs

Emmanuel Addo X2

Dreams 1-1 Karela United

Samuel Alabi – Diawise Taylor

Aduana Stars 1-0 Eleven Wonders

Yahaya Mohammed

WAFA 0-0 Inter Allies

Bechem United 0-0 AshantiGold

63′ Hearts unhappy with the referee’s decision after Obeng Jnr brought down Daniel Crentsil in the Sharks box.

65′ The first change of the evening for Sharks, as Benard Boateng comes on for Emmanuel Addington.

Hearts of Oak also cast their first change as Christopher Bonney comes out for former Auroras captain Michelle Sarpong.

72′ Esso attempts to enter the Sharks area but he’s stopped. Shark turn defence into attack with a nice pass for Felix Addo but he’s flagged offside.

75′ Fatawu Mohammed sends in a corner from the right side but it goes wayward

77′ Hearts stroke it around the back awhile, in order to clear their heads and regroup. Job done, as they press Sharks back into their own half.

Scores at glance: 

NC Tournament Match Day 2

Second Half Updates

Sharks 0-0 Hearts

Liberty 3-0 Dwarfs

(OG)

Emmanuel Addo X2

Dreams 1-1 Karela United

Samuel Alabi – Diawisie Taylor

Aduana Stars 1-0 Eleven Wonders

Yahaya Mohammed

WAFA 1-0 Inter Allies

Kingsford Opoku

Bechem United 0-0 AshantiGold

79′ Tweneboah glides down the right unchallenged but his cross to the box lack accuracy and it’s a goalkick for Hearts

81′ Hearts try to respond immediately, Obeng Jnr bustling down the right but he shots wayward.

83′ Goal!! Felix Addo shots the hosts into the lead from a cutback pass from Benjamin Tweneboah. Superb finish! Sharks 1-0 Hearts.

88′ The Sea Animals are two minutes away from recording their second victory at home against the Phobians. Can they do it?

89′ Sharks are affecting their second change with Isaac Donkor coming on for 30-year-old Richard Mpong.

90+4′ Hearts have just four minutes to draw parity. Can they salvage this?

90+2 Tweneboa lobbies one over Ayi but the ball is just too high

PEEEEEEEP: It’s all over at the Nduom Sports Stadium. Elmina Sharks with a hard-fought victory over Hearts of Oak. The dejected faces of the Phobians and their coach clearly tells you that they are disappointed with the result.

MATCH-DAY 2 RESULTS:

– Bechem United 0-0 AshantiGold

– Aduana Stars 2-1 XI Wonders

– Elmina Sharks 1-0 Hearts of Oak

– Dreams FC 1-1 Karela Utd

– Liberty 4-0 Ebusua Dwarfs

– WAFA SC 1-1 Inter Allies

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