Berekum Chelsea yesterday ended Asante Kotokoâ€™s 11-week unbeaten run with two clinical goals at the Golden City Park, Berekum.
Former Kotoko key performers Eric Bekoe and Jordan Opoku hit the back of the net in the 22nd and 41st minutes respectively to send the home fans in a joyous mood.
Bekoe outrun Kotokoâ€™s Issah Yakubu after receiving a well-tailored pass from Latif Salifu and outwitted advancing goalkeeper Felix Annan with his favourite right foot for the opener, and his second goal in the league.
The lead boosted the morale of Emmanuel Kyeremehâ€™s men who were already in full control of the pacy game.
Four minutes to the end of the first half, Jordan Opoku, who covered so much grass on the day, consolidated the lead when he also capitalized on a poor defensive set up to tap home the second for his side.
Before Opokuâ€™s goal, he set up Bekoe for a personal second with only goalkeeper Annan to beat, but again, the pass fell on his right foot to give the visitorâ€™s keeper a field day.
Kotoko struggled to penetrate the Chelsea rear the many times they surged forward.
A couple of clear-cut goal scoring chances came Kotokoâ€™s way in the early stages after recess but their not-too-potent attack failed to beat goalkeeperÂ John Mosi.
The clearest of opportunities for Kotoko presented itself to Issah Yakubu to pull one back, but over anxiety robbed him of that chance.
At the Accra Stadium, Hearts of Oak survived Aduana Stars scare when they fought from a goal down to a 1-1 drawn game.
Samuel Asiedu opened the scoring for Aduana, but Hearts, having lostÂ Â their last two games, stepped up their game for the equalizer.
Thereafter, many chances came their way to carry the day but they failed in all attempts.Â
GPL Scores @ Glance
Medeama 3, Arsenals 0
Faisal 1, RTU 0
All Stars 0, Liberty 0
Hearts 1, Aduana 1
T. Youth 0, Lions 1
Dwarfs 0, Amidaus 0
Chelsea 2, Kotoko 0
Edubiase 1, Ashgold 1
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum