WPL Mach report: Lady Strikers surrender two goal lead to lose to Thunder Queens

3 years ago

Thunder Queens put up a dramatic second half performance that ensured they rallied from 2 goals down to beat Lady Strikers 3-2 on match day 9 of the Women's Premier League.

Fresh from their humiliating 5-1 loss to Hasaacas Ladies, Lady Strikers came into the game as wounded tigers ready to devour their opponent. Their intensions were very clear right from the blast of the whistle as they made early incursions into the opponent’s goal area.

They kept bombarding the goal area of Thunder Queens until they were rewarded a goal through Gladys Amfobea as she slotted home a long kick from Goalkeeper Winifred Nabonne.

Lady Strikers had the brightest chance to score the first goal of the match but with only a Goalkeeper to beat, Suzzy Dede Teye blew the chance away.

Strikers succeeded in unsettling their guest as they bossed the midfield and kept piling incessant pressure in search of more goals and that paid off in the 34th minute when Gladys Amfobea scored a brace.

Thunder Queens came into the game in the dying embers and were awarded a penalty just a minute after Strikers netted their second goal but the poorly taken kick went over the bar.

They never got undaunted and continued to probe for a consolation goal - two minutes to end the first half, Vivian Konadu Adjei fetched the consolation from a corner Kick.

In the second half, Thunder Queens continued from where they left off as they threw more players forward and attacked from the flanks. They took absolute control of the game and dictated the pace as Lady Strikers continued to chase shadows.

The defense of Strikers looked wary and yielded to the pressure of the guest team as they began giving away balls in vital areas of the pitch. Deborah Opoku who had a blinder, weaved her way through Strikers defense and put the ball beyond the reach of Winnifred Nabonne in post for the home side to pull parity.

Juliet Abankwa climbed off the bench to fetch the needed match winner for Thunder Queens.