Hearts of Oak exacted revenge on Aduana Stars by beating them 2-0 in their second meeting in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League (GPL) Sunday night.
The Phobians were at the receiving end of the same scoreline when they met in what was supposed to be an opening day fixture last December.
This time, a Patrick Razak magic inspired Hearts to victory with goals in either half on match-day 18 at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Long-serving goalkeeper Benjamin Mensah surprisingly started his first game in two seasons for the Phobians following the unavailability of Richmond Ayi and Richard Attah.
William Dankyi played at left-back in place of Congolese International Raddy Ovouka, who arrived late from international duty.
New signings Benjamin Tweneboah, Nurudeen Abdulai, Alex Boakye and Kingsley Brefo were given roles in the Aduana starting line-up.
Hearts took a deserved lead on the half-hour mark through striker Victor Aidoo who fired home a trademark penalty strike after winger Patrick Razak was adjudged to have been brought down by Aduana centre-back Nurudeen Abdulai.
The game looked to be ending 1-0 when another Aduana centre-back – Hafiz Adams – turned Razak’s low cross into his own net deep into stoppage time.
Hearts of Oak go third with the 2-0 win which puts them on 30 points from 18 games. Aduana, on the other hand, are 9th on 24 points.
Patrick Razak was named NASCO man-of-the-match.