Asante Kotoko had to fight from a goal down to beat Ebusua Dwarfs 2-1 in the Ghana Premier League game played on Sunday.
Bright Lukman scored in the 20th minute for Dwarfs to stun their hosts at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Kotoko however mounted a sustained campaign to get themselves back on level pegging sixteen minutes later through striker Abdul Aziz Yusif.
Dwarfs staunch defence in the second half took a massive hit with the 76th sending off of Kingsley Nteng.
The Cape Coast-based side however held on bravely until the 87th to surrender a late goal to Kotoko defender Kwaben Edusei.
The win goes a long way to ease the pressure on Asante Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Dramani, its players and management who had come under intense criticisms by fans and sections of the media for their early exit in the CAF Champions League.
Kotoko have also gained important grounds on leaders Medeama SC in their fight to successfully defend their Premier League trophy they won last season.