GPL WEEK 26: All Stars march on, Hearts drop down

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Wa All Stars' quest for an historic Premier League title has been boosted with a crucial away win at New Edubiase, but the title charge of Accra Hearts of Oak has suffered a major setback in Accra.

Leaders, All Stars went into the match having not won a game in two matches and needing to win against Edubiase, who are also desperately battling to avoid relegation.

Kweku Asiedu Baffuor fired All Stars into the lead early in the 17th minute and they held on to their lead till Edubiase got a penalty opportunity to equalize. All Stars, however, survived the late scare as Nasir Lamine missed the penalty for Edubiase.

The win consolidates All Stars' grip with a two-point advantage of Aduana Stars, who have moved above Hearts of Oak.

The Phobians failed to win at home against Inter Allies to keep up the pace with their title rivals. They needed a late equaliser from Inusah Musah to snatch a point after Ropapa Mensah had put Inter Allies ahead earlier.

The late equaliser was a big blow to Inter Allies' relegation survival bid, as the point still leaves them in the relegation zone.

In Dormaa, Aduana Stars comfortably defeated Ashantigold 2:0 to keep up the heat on Wa All Stars. Godfred Saka opened the scoring with a 31st minute penalty and Noah Martey added the second five minutes before half time.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko's title campaign also suffered a major jolt after drawing 1:1 with Hasaacas who also needed the maximum points desperately to aid their relegation survival battle. Samuel Ocran put Hasaacas ahead but Kotoko's Amos Frempong converted a penalty to deny Hasaacas all the points.

Dreams FC continued with their impressive debut campaign in the top flight with a 2:1 win over fellow debutants Techiman City. Aaron Amoah and Mchael Sarpong scored for Dreams while Stephen Manu was on target for Techiman City.

Liberty Professionals drew 0:0 with WAFA in Dansoman, whiles Bechem United stunned Ebusua Dwarfs 2:0 in Cape Coast on Saturday. Yao Abotsi scored the opener for Bechem United before Asante Agyemang sealed the win with a wonder goal.