Christopher Bonney’s second half penalty earned Hearts of Oak victory in the top of the table clash with Karela United FC at the Accra stadium yesterday.
The Phobians extended their lead at the top of the table to four points with the slim win over the Anyinase based club.
Joseph Esso could have grabbed the opener for the Phobians but his first minute chance was blasted away from inside the box.
Karela United seized control of the game, creating numerous chances, with the best one falling to Solomon Taylor, who fired wide.
Following a barren first half, Karela returned from the break a better side, creating several chances.
Coach Kim Grant brought on Kofi Kordzi for Manaf Umar and it was this change that yielded dividends, as Kordzi’s pass to Daniel Kodie had him impeded in the box for a penalty.
Christopher Bonney elected himself for the kick, and expertly converted to give the home side the lead.
Malik Akowuah came on for Michelle Sarpong as Hearts held on to secure all three points and extend their lead at the top of the table to four,