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FA Cup: Major Talking Points From Accra Hearts Of Oak Victory Over Accra Young Wise

Accra Hearts of Oak have booked FA Cup quarter-finals ticket, after beating Division One League side Accra Young Wise in Dawu. 

Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored the only goal for Accra Hearts of Oak via a penalty. 

The victory means, FA Cup and Premier League ambitions of Accra Hearts of Oak are in session. 

Below are some talking points from the game. 

The first half of the game could not record a goal due to prudent measures embarked upon by both Accra Young Wise and Accra Hearts of Oak.

Accra Young Wise approached the game with caution, ensuring they leave more men behind even if they are attacking. Without the ball, Accra Young Wise kept having more players at the back, ensuring they man-mark Accra Hearts of Oak. Issah Majid marshaled and exerted his strength and power at the rear for Accra Young Wise. 

With more men at the rear of Accra Young Wise, Abednego Tetteh and Daniel Afriyie Barnieh were kept under severe surveillance. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh on some occasions tried to outwit his marker but the number doubles as soon he beats the opponent. 

In midfield, Benjamin Afutu Kotey and Frederick Ansah Botchway dominated, but their opponents gave them a stiff marking, which usually thwarted balls to men upfront. Accra Young Wise made few control but their inability to go beyond Benjamin Afutu Kotey put their efforts in vain. 

Paul Quaye Mensah - who led the attack for Accra Young Wise - dared Hearts of Oak defenders with his delightful touches. He became a thorn in the flesh of Accra Hearts of Oak defenders. Too many moments did he go solo for glory but Mohammed Alhassan and his colleagues either brought him down or intercepted balls. 

Accra Young Wise kept the pace and tempo in the second half, making it extremely difficult for Accra Hearts of Oak to overpower them. 

Accra Hearts of Oak made use of their enormous experience to take the lead. A through ball from midfield was latched on to by Daniel Afriyie Barnieh, who took care of the last defender to set a date with the goalkeeper, who brought Daniel Afriyie Barnieh down, after missing the ball, for a penalty. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh expertly converted to grab the opener. 

Even though Accra Young Wise lost the game by a lone goal, they did not perform below expectations. They local Derby tag on the fixture, spurred them to give Accra Hearts of Oak a run for their money. They made their presence felt in every aspect of the game. Accra Hearts of Oak had their way over their opponents, but their intent for the game described how they want to reserve energy for last Premier League home game against Liberty Professionals on Sunday. 

Content created and supplied by: Abdul-Jalilu (via Opera News )

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