Hearts of Oak’s poor run in the 2012 Glo Premier League continued with a listless 1-1 drawn game against Aduana Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The game was not without incident as Hearts fans cursed at referee Ernest Baafi who they accused of biased officiating, especially in the second half and registered their displeasure by pelting him with sachet water and other foreign materials.
It was Aduana’s Samuel Asiedu who put the visitors ahead in 4th minute of the game in what could be described as an early scare for the Phobians.
But Hearts’ Romeo Abban rallied back to level things up ten minutes later for the Phobians.
The visitors were dominant in the first half and could have wrapped things up but lacked ideas in front of goal.
Back from recess, Hearts skipper Mahathma Otoo will rue the many missed chances that came his way and some of them were criminal.
Ashitey Ollenu in one of his many rampaging runs on the right, set Otoo up with an immaculate cross but right in the six yard box, Mahatma fired way above the goal post much to the chagrin of the supporters.
Goal Keeper Tetteh Lugard kept the Phobians in the game after he pulled some excellent saves from the many set pieces that came the way of the visitors.
The Hearts keeper again parried an excellent goal bound volley but charged on referee Baafi for a foul he accused the referee of not giving.
He was yellow carded for his troubles and that sent the Hearts fans angry.
From the stands they cursed and chanted at the referee whilst a few threw materials on the pitch. The police together with some of the Hearts players pleaded for patience.
Aduana appeared content with the results and resorted to playing a delay tactic which worked to perfection.
One all it ended at the Accra Sports Stadium, a result which put the Phobians 14th on the league table and the visitors second on the league log.
Results of Match 12 Day
Hearts 1-1 Aduana Stars Tema Youth 0–1 Heart of Lions Dwarfs 0–2 Amidaus All Stars 1–0 Liberty Chelsea 2-0 Kotoko Medeama SC 3–0 Arsenals Edubiase 1-1 Ashgold King Faisal 1-0 RTU