Aduana Stars’ much-dreaded home invincibility finally crumbled yesterday as they were beaten 2-1 by visiting Kpando Heart of Lions in their GHALCA Top 4 match at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park at Dormaa-Ahenkro.
Two quick goals by Lions in the 84th and 89th minutes from Godfred Asante and Gilbert Fiamenyo respectively broke the unblemished home dominance Aduana Stars have enjoyed since their promotion into the elite league last year.
Indeed, they did not only become the first team to win the local premiership in their first season among the top flight competition, but did so with a flawless home record, winning 13 and drawing two of their 15 games at the venue that became an instant fortress.
Yesterday, they featured Bernard Dong Bortey of Hearts of Oak fame, while attendance was one of the best at Dormaa-Ahenkro, perhaps to witness a consolation victory. The home side grabbed the lead on 17 minutes through Daniel Bonsu and sent the park agog as they took control of proceedings for the rest of the first half.
Even the start of the second half hardly brought relief to Lions as Aduana Stars, with their attack revolving around Dong Bortey, pinned their opponents to their own half until the last 15 minutes when Lions seized the midfield with incisive passes and good ball distribution.
This finally paid off in the 84th and 89th minutes when Asante and Fiamenyo connected home passes from midfield to give their side victory.