Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo

Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo

Hearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo believes his team were lucky to come away with a point in their midweek clash against AshantiGold.

The Phobians needed a late Emmanuel Laryear strike to secure a point off the Miners from Obuasi.

The draw sees Herbert Addo?s side extend their unbeaten run to five matches in all competitions.

But the experienced trainer admits his team were lucky to have survived the attacking onslaught of their hosts who were handed a deserved 30th minute lead by Ivorian Didier Kore.

?Because of our determination, we were pushing, taking risks. We didn?t sit behind, we had to push,? he said.

?We brought on another striker and were pushing. Luckily for us, we had a corner and one of our midfielders picked on the second ball and scored. We just had to defend.

?We were even lucky. Our goalkeeper had to make a world class save a minute to the end. The ball was going in and he managed to get the ball out ? which was fantastic.

?If it was boxing, maybe we could have conceded the fight but if we had knocked them out in the first round, maybe it would not have gone to that extent.

?That is football. It was a good game, a good lesson. All in all, I think the result is fair.?

Hearts finished the first half of the season in a disappointing 10th ? mostly blamed on the side?s sluggish start to the season.

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