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#GFASC- 6 OBSERVATIONS AS WEEK 9 WAS PLAYED OUT

Fun and competitive, if I was asked about the past weekend's round of games. Hearts' mauling of WAFA sent the Phobians to the apex of Zone B with Medeama still retaining their top spot in Zone a despite losing. 
Dreams' encounter with Liberty remained the only barren game with Aduana Stars also winning on the road yet playing at home. In all,  16 goals were scored at 7 different match venues. 


What we observed? 

2 goals in Stoppage time
If one thing was going to decide the top of the table fixture between Hearts and WAFA, it had to do with stamina. A dominant Hearts of Oak scored a duo of goals in each half to breeze past the dormant Academicians. Played at a high tempo, Hearts of Oak managed a goal in the extra minutes of each half. Mohammed Fatawu's towering header and Kordzi's solo effort were all scored when the Academy boys thought the 45 minutes were up. Coach Lieweg did accept in the post match interview that his young lads were jaded. Can they find their feet after the humiliation?

4 Good, 5 Better 
Revenge was he only music playing on the minds of most Phobian fans and players alike as the clash with WAFA drew close. Having lost 2-3 in the reverse fixture at Sogakope, one would say Hearts' win was well deserved and always an eventuality. Regarding how they fared on the artificial pitch having lost by 5 goals to nothing quite recently. 2 goals up on the halfway mark, it could have been 5  or better. Hearts did win but the cobwebs of the 0-5 lost will still linger. When again?

Obuasi Curse
Berekum Chelsea having received a temporal home ban, played their outstanding game vs Medeama at the Len Clay Stadium. Same venue they played away to Ashgold the past weekend. Surprisingly, they have lost both games by the same margin though the Blues from Berekum always shoot into the lead. How many times are we going to see club's come back against Chelsea?



No Extension
After 7 round of games in Zone A, Medeama with 16 points looked all but set to topple Asante Kotoko. Away to Eleven Wonders, Medeama looked poised to stretch their lead at the top but it was never going to be. At the Children's Park in Nkoranza, Coach Boadu and his Mauve and Yellow boys fell when it mattered most. With a game in hand for Kotoko, the race is never ended. 

Unbeaten Blown
In game preparation, no manager harbours the idea of losing though it can be entertained. Coach Yaw Acheampong, having built a resolute defensive unit at Elmina, was a candidate for the unbeaten accolade. Some how, Karela United halted that growing believe with a single blow. Osei Baffoe's slingshot did the killing of the Sharks. 

2 Consecutive Goals
Eleven Wonders are doing the wonderous and Solomon Afriyie has been wonderful in their last 2 games. Scoring 2 goals their last 2 wins, Afriyie is carving a reputation for himself. Kofi Kordzi has also been Hearts' impact substitute, scoring 2 goals from the bench in their last 2 games. His 2 solo goals are worth savouring.
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