Special Competition: Hearts coach Grant unhappy with Liberty’s delay tactics in goalless draw

Published on: 09 May 2019

Hearts of Oak coach Kim Grant was left disappointed following Liberty Professionals delay tactics in the goalless draw on matchday 10 of the NC Special Competition.

The Scientific Soccer lads played the entire second half with a man down after defender Michael Enu was sent off on the stroke of half time for bringing down Joseph Esso, who was through on goal.

In a game where Hearts squandered numerous goal-scoring opportunities, including a penalty miss from Esso, Liberty ultimately resorted to delay tactics to distort the rhythm of Hearts, much to the frustration of the Hearts faithful.

Speaking after the game, coach Grant hits out at Liberty for their approach in the Wednesday’s clash.

“In the end, I’m a little ashamed of how they were rolling around in the second half just to delay their delay tactics, but we have to be more clinical and ruthless in front of goal,” he said.

“I’m disappointed. It is like they have won a cup final, while we feel like we have lost the game.

“It was obvious they came here to defend, and it shows teams now know what we’re about, so they come here and simply try to get a point,” he added.

Hearts of Oak will travel to Cape Coast to take on Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday in matchday 11 of the Special Competition.