Newcomers, Aduana Stars, kept their unbeaten home record intact when they defeated champion club, Hearts of Oak, by a lone goal in their Glo Premier League match at the Nana Agyeman Badu Stadium at Dormaa Ahenkro yesterday.
The only goal was scored through a spot kick on the 52nd minute by Emmanuel Allan.
Cape Coast-based Class One referee, Joseph McCarthy, did not only award Aduana the penalty but also showed Hearts goalie, Philemon McCarthy, the yellow card for fouling Nureeden Ali inside the Hearts vital area.
Hearts failed to impress and hardly made any incursions into the vital area of the homesters who were motivated by the special winning bonus promised them by the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II.
Both teams, determined to snatch the maximum three points, exhausted their substitutions in the second half with Aduana Stars bringing on Joseph Aduma, George Ampofo and Ernest Osei Boakye for Gabriel Opoku, Samuel Asiedu and William Adu, respectively, while Hearts also substituted Bernard Don Bortey, Obed Ansah and Alhaji Alhassan with Douglas Nkrumah, Tawrick Djibril and Hamza Abdulai, respectively.
But it was the homesters who benefited from it to clinch victory.