Giants Asante Kotoko finished as the top team of the first round of the Ghana Premier League on Sunday following their 2-2 draw against Ebusua Dwarfs.
The Porcupine Warriors salvaged a point in a gruelling encounter in Cape Coast leaving them seven points adrift of their closest challengers.
Second-placed Accra Hearts of Oak were routed 3-0 at Wa allowing AshantiGold to move to joint second after managing to hold Berekum Chelsea to a goalless draw.
The achievement leaves Kotoko with a huge advantage going into the break while piling pressure on new Hearts coach Mohammed Polo.
At Wa, All Stars descended heavily on visiting Hearts of Oak who provided little resistance as the homesters ran amok and led 2-0 before recess through Dennis Adusei (11th minute) and Paul Asare Devires.
Hearts defence, with Rueben Gnagne and Nuru Sulley as the mainstay, struggled to contain the overbearing force of the homesters hitmen of Devires and Emmanuel Gyamfi as they were once again rewarded in second half through Devires.
At the Accra Sports Stadium, Daniel Kordie’s goal in the 14th minute was enough to hand hosts Liberty Professionals a 1-0 win over Heart of Lions, reports Bernard Neequaye and Kwame Zurek.
Sekondi Hasacas continued with their revival when they earned a famous 3-2 victory over Amidaus Professionals at the Tema Stadium.
Amidaus led 2-0 through goals from Daniel Goza’s first minute penalty and Isaac Amoah.
But Hasaacas came back strongly in the second half and scored three times through Frederick Quayeson, Theophilus Nyame and Richard Amoah to win the day.