By Kojo Owusu-Okyere
Week 22 of the First Capital Plus Bank sponsored league brought some fixtures which were a direct bearing on the table, both at the top and the bottom.
A vibrant sunny Wednesday afternoon saw Heart of Lions visit Asante Kotoko, who have not lost at home for over six months. But a sixty-second minute goal by Hudu Yakubu from the spot made wasteful Kotoko pay a hefty price.
Porcupine Warriors suffered a rare home defeat at the Baba Yara Stadium for the first time in this season.The Porcupine Warriors had dropped six points in their last three
games but their misery continued and it raises doubts after seeing their lead cut to eight points.
Elsewhere in Accra, a goal in each half by Gerald Odupong and Paul Acquah helped sustain Hearts of Oak's revival before Emmanuel Osei Carlos pulled a goal back for the Miners from the spot with six minutes remaining on the clock. The win keeps the Phobians in second place, eight points adrift of Kotoko.
At the Robert Mensah Stadium, Ebusua Dwarfs appeared too strong on the pitch for Amidaus as Frederick Boateng, Joseph Enstil, Joseph Ensow and Ricky Adjei Mensah sweep rugged Amidaus.
At the Bekwai Gyamfi Park, New Edubiase were 1-0 winners over Liberty Professionals courtesy a 22nd minute goal by Bismark Idan.
At the Tema Stadium, Inter Allies managed a 3-2 victory over the former Premier League champions. Sadat Karim scored the home side's first goal before Talla Ndiaye followed up with a brace.Bennent Ofori and Benjamin Boateng got the goals for Chelsea.
At the Agyemang Badu Park, another side battling to avoid the drop, Aduana Stars kept their hopes alive with a 1-0 victory against King Faisal. Emmanuel Akuoko's 46th minute goal made the difference in Dormaa.
In Essipon, the top-four hopes of Hasaacas received a major boost following their 2-0 win against another contender, Bechem United.
Richard Yamoah missed a 30th minute penalty for Hasaacas but was on hand to score the second time from the spot in the 80th minute after Joseph Mugre had given the 'Hasmal Boys' the lead on the half-hour mark.