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GPL WK3 WRAP: Hearts of Oak Lead from Bottom Half As Karela Find Their Feet At The Top

Karela United opens two points lead at the top of the table whereas Harts of Oak struggles from the very bottom after matchday three.

Despite having a game in hand, it has been a difficult start to life in the new season for the rainbow club- a defeat and a draw in two games.

Nonetheless, the Ghana Premier League over the weekend saw no away win, which becomes the first time there has not been an away win after three games in the premier league era.

Moreover, week three when juxtaposed with week two produced the least number of goals,9, with two matches rescheduled. It also the match week with fewer goals scored so far in the new season.

Kotoko and Ashgold had their games postponed due to their respective appearance in the CAF Champions League and CAF Confederations Cup preliminary stage.

Legon Cities and Medeama started the weekend with a goalless stalemate at the Accra Sports Stadium, where Ghanaian’s all-time top scorer Asamoah Gyan made his debut after 17 years.

However, there were goals at Carl Randolph Park, a one-all draw game as Liberty Professionals continue to struggle for a win after three games. Kweku Karikari earned the scientific soccer lads a point after Godfred Asiamah finished off a beautiful move by Eleven Wonders.

Elsewhere in Cape Coast, Dennis Korsah handed Ebusua Dwarfs their first win of the season against Berekum Chelsea at the Cape Coast Stadium.

While Dwarfs had their first win, the wait still continues for Aduana as Bechem United picked up a vital point at Dormaa, Nana Agyemang Badu II park.

In Sogakope, Augustine Boakye rescued a point for WAFA after Justice Mensah took the lead for the away side-Elmina Sharks in the first half.

Meanwhile, Karela recorded their second successive win, beating Dreams FC 2-1 at the fortress Crosby Awuah Memorial park. Despite Joseph Esso putting the visitors in the lead; a brace by Francis Osei completed a comeback and handed the three points to the Ayinase based club.

The last game of the weekend saw Hearts of Oak failing to take their chances and eventually Richmond Lamptey made the Phobians pay with an absolute belting strike way long from goal to hand Inter Allies all three points coupled with a first of many wins to come.

Matchday four has some exciting fixtures on the schedule as Kotoko travels to Medeam while Hearts of Oak would play host to league leaders Karela.

 

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