Karela United share spoils with Hearts of Oak in Tamale

6 months ago

Accra Hearts of Oak secured yet another point on the road after coming from behind to draw 1-1 with Karela United at the Aliu Mahama stadium in Tamale.

The Premier League giants went into the game  looking to end the week on a high after the draw against Gold Stars at Bibiani and the 3-1 thumping of champions Medeama SC in midweek.

Karela United took the lead in the sixth minute through Owusu Boakye who rose above all to head the ball into the back of the net through a well-delivered throw in from the right side.

Accra Hearts of Oak then lifted up their game in search of the equalizer before the break.

Hamza Issah responded in the 40th minute with a majestic equalizer - his fourth on the spin in the last three games.

Hamza rose high to nod the ball into the net from a well-taken corner kick as both sides went into the break at level pegging.

Back from the break, Karela United showed clear intent to carry the day as they dominated play and had a lions share of possession but saw their efforts thwarted by Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richmond Ayi.

The pendulum swung in the direction of Karela United after Owusu Boakye was fouled in the box following an impressive run in the 82nd minute.

The referee pointed to the spot inside 82 minutes but the home side failed to take full advantage after Evans Adomako’s penalty kick was saved by Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richmond Aryee.

The home side continued to press for the match winner but Hearts of Oak held on to snatch a point of Karela.

The draw takes Hearts of Oak up to the eighth spot while Karela United lie in 14th place ahead of the other fixtures on Sunday.