MATCH REPORT: Hearts of Oak beat Dreams FC to reach the FA Cup final
Hearts of Oak have booked themselves a ticket to the last of the 2022 FA Cup after defeating Dreams FC in the semi-final on Saturday afternoon.
The Phobians got here from behind to file a 3-2 victory over Dreams FC to secure a closing spot in this year’s version of the FA Cup.
Dreams FC commenced the recreation on a proper observe as they managed to open the score in the early minutes through Slyvester Simba in the 1/3 minute.
Simba pounced on a blunder from Frederick Ansah Botchway to snatch the opener for Dreams FC with a effective drive.
Hearts of Oak warmed themselves into the fixture with an extreme stress on the backline of Dreams FC to degree the rating after just six minutes of conceding.
Young attacker Benjamin Yorke brilliantly related a rebound from a stupendous strike delivered by Daniel Afriyie Barnieh which goalkeeper Augustine Koomson failed to fist it out.
The game regarded balanced after each aspects had registered a intention every as the final minutes of the first 1/2 ended in a 1-1 draw.
Back from the break, Hearts of Oak seemed very unsafe upfront as they took the lead thru Daniel Afriyie Barnieh in the 46th minute.
Afriyie Barnieh registered his identify on the score sheet with a effective strike from a ignore delivered via Suraj Seidu to hand Hearts of Oak a 2-1 before the hour-mark.
Dreams FC played over thirty minutes of the 2nd 1/2 as a manless side after Issah Ibrahim used to be shown a straight purple card for a horrible tackle on Mohammed Alhassan in the 58th minute of the game.
Hearts of Oak endured their extraordinary overall performance to prolong the lead thru Suraj Seidu in the sixty fifth minute of the game.
Dreams FC received possession to dominate the final fifteen minutes of the fixture regardless of being manless as they reduced the deficit in the 77th minute.
Substitute Kwaku Karikari wanted just much less than two minutes to announce his presence in the fixture as he fantastically faucet in a howler from goalkeeper Richmond Ayi to give up the recreation in a five-goal thriller.
Hearts of Oak had been resolute at the again to forestall the ‘Still Believe’ lads from scoring any other aim to push the fixture into more time as the sport ended in a 3-2 for them.
Hearts of Oak are hoping to clinch their 12th FA Cup title after beating Dreams FC to reach the grand finale of the competition.
Bechem United will combat out with Aduana Stars in the 2nd semi-final game at the Golden City Park in Berekum on Sunday.
The winner of the tie will face Hearts of Oak in the final scheduled to be played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on May 29.