Accra Hearts of Oak SC were handed their first home defeat under coach Samuel Boadu by their city rivals Accra Great Olympics FC on Sunday afternoon in the highly contested Ga-Mantse derby.
The DADE Boys were sharp and brought down the Oak Tree with ease to reign superior in Ga-Mantse derby as they claimed ownership of the Ga land.
Hearts started the game on a blistering pace with some quality football on display especially in the first 10 minutes of the match but the away team pressed them so high up the field and forced them into making mistakes at the back.
Olympics sstriker Maxwell Abbey Quaye who was with the Black Stars during the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon outwitted Mohammed Alhassan on the turn but was brought down in his tracks by Robert Addo Sowah who was Yellow carded for the foul on the attacker.
Olympics finally took the lead on the half hour mark when Abbey Quaye dummied beautifully with Yusif Razak latching onto the ball to score with a calm finish to give the away team the lead at the break.
Hearts introduced Sulley Muntari in the second half who brought stability into Hearts of Oak side with calm and great performance in the middle of the field.
His passes which were pinpoint found the attackers all the time but they failed to make amends as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to their city rivals.
Hearts takes on Real Tamale United FC next weekend at the Aliu Mahama stadium in Tamale with Olympics facing whipping boys Elmina Sharks FC.
The Phobians have failed to beat Olympics in their last three encounters in the Ghana Premier League league losing two with one draw.
By:D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH