By Patrick Akoto
Hearts endured a frustrating start to their Premier League season opener after a 1-1 draw at Tema Youth on Wednesday.
Striker Francis Narh opened the scoring on the 40th minute mark after he rounded up goalkeeper Sammy Adjei.
The Ghana Under-20 attacker took control from a defence splitting pass, kept his composure to slot home the first goal at the Tema sports stadium.
Despite incessant pressure, Tema Youth kept CK Akunnor’s side at bay throughout the first half and escaped with the narrow lead.
But the Phobians resumed the second half more determined as they began to dominate in terms of possession, territory and chance.
Led by the impish work rate of midfielder Moro Abubakar, Hearts took control throughout the second half and never really let it go.
Prince Attakora Gyimah scored from a sublime finish after connecting beautifully from Mahatma Otoo pass in the second half.
Hearts were unlucky not to have secured victory after a late drama saw two of their players miss the chance to score from successive rebounds.
The game, however, ended with ten-men apiece two players were shown the marching off orders.
The first game of the season is always a special affair .And this was no different. Despite the departure and absence of some key players, there was a sense of genuine excitement around the club given the quality of new arrivals and some were involved this afternoon.
The result will be a massive blow to their fans who were anxious to break their duck against the Harbour-warriors in the Ghana Premier League.
Youth held the capital-based side to a similar score line last season.