7 April 2013

Ghana: Hearts Cruise to Quarter-Finals in Fa Cup

Hearts of Oak breathed life into a difficult season by reaching the quarter-finals of the MTN FA Cup on Sunday after winning 2-0 over Starke FC.

The Phobians, who finished with ten men scored in either half of the game at the Accra Sports Stadium against the Division One campaigners.

Hearts' stand-in captain Moro Abubakar was red-carded after the break.

Striker Gilbert Fiamenyo gave David Duncan's side the opener on the hour mark before second half substitute Mahatma Otoo wrapped up victory when he scored the second goal.

Progress in the Cup competition will calm the slow start they made in the Premier League where they now lie 11th.

In other Round of 16 matches on Sunday, Medeama edged Berekum Chelsea 3-1 on penalties after drawing 1-1 in normal time.

Aduana Stars after drawing goalless needed the penalty lottery to advance as they won 4-2 against Tema Youth.

AshantiGold suffered the biggest loss as the Miners exited the Cup competition following their 3-1 defeat to second-tier side, Gold Stars.

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