Accra Hearts of Oak SC resurrected from a goal down to earn regional bragging rights in a hard earned 1-2 away win over Liberty Professionals FC at the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman.
The Phobians slipped to a first minute goal in the capital derby but kept their belief and rallied back into the game in final embers of the game with goals from Bernard Arthur and Kofi Kordzi.
A starting berth for Emmanuel Nettey produced a midfield trio of Afutu, Ansah and Nettey in what many believe is the best combination for the phobians.
Kofi Kordzi and Kojo Obeng Junior flanked Joseph Esso in the trident attack that showed their worth all game long.
A goal direct from the corner kick deflated the egos of Edward Odoom and his charges in the first half the game that saw several chances spurred by the attacking machinery of the Phobians.
The fast improving Kofi Kordzi teamed up with Joseph Esso to punch holes in the backline of Liberty Professional but chose to shoot high or wide when the final touch is needed.
The profligacy frustrated the teaming fan base of the visitors with Joseph Esso coming inches close to the equalizer.
Former Liberty Professional marks man, Bernard Arthur, announced himself to the followers of Accra Hearts of Oak SC with a goal from the bench to change the complexion of the game, moments after his arrival.
The equalizing goal raised hopes and aspiration within the playing body of Accra Hearts of Oak SC as Kofi Kordzi sent the Dansoman stadium agog with a golden goal worthy of winning points for any team.
The eventual 1-2 away earned Hearts of Oak SC their seventh point from nine available after a dreadful start to the campaign.
Telepathy at the center of the pitch raised hopes for Accra Hearts of Oak SC supporters ahead of their clash with Asante Kotoko SC at the Accra Sports stadium.