WPL match day 10 Preview – Southern Zone

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Sea Lions v Berry Ladies

Sea Lions FC look good on the ball but have struggled to close games in their 9 outings this season. Against Police Ladies at the McDan La town Park, the team scored two early goals through Elizabeth Owusua but the failed to protect them as the host needed 6 minutes to fight back leaving the game at 2-2 after 90 minutes. Apart from the unimpressive run in their opening 9 matches, Sea Lions have were dealt a major blow on Tuesday following the departure of head Coach Maapa Inkoom who has parted ways with the club on grounds of poor treatment and lack of financial support.  Berry Ladies are one of the surprise packages of the 2020-21 campaign and will be looking to extend their recent good form. Goalkeeper, Abigail Tawiah Mensah showed class last weekend in a nerve cracking 1-0 win against Soccer Intellectuals. The first leg of this fixture ended 2-1 in favor of Berry Ladies and this return game looks nothing short of producing a similar result. The visitors would fancy their chances of keeping up with leaders, Hasaacas Ladies on the league log while Sea Lions remain at the foot of the table having failed to record a single win in their nine outings.

Thunder Queens FC v Hasaacas Ladies

Thunder Queens put up a great show on Saturday after defeating in-form Lady Strikers 3-2 at home. But the win wasn’t enough to get them out of the bottom three. Coach Edna Quagraine has admitted that lack of consistency is a big problem for her side and hopes to change that phenomenon in the second round.  Hasaacas Ladies have been in good form and will not be a mere walkover at the Community 8 Park in Tema. The ‘dooo ladies’ are firmly place at the apex of the Southern Zone the grip at the apex of Southern Zone table having dispatched Immigration Ladies 3-0 on match day 9 and will look forward to continue their unbeaten run.  A Perpetual Agyekum goal gave Hasaacas Ladies the three points in the first round of the campaign.

 Immigration Ladies v Lady Strikers

Last weekend, it was a sour outing for strugglers Immigrations Ladies in Sekondi as leaders, Hasaacas pummeled them 3-0 at the Gyandu Park. Joseph Badger keeps attributing his side’s misfortunes to tired legs as they failed to augment the squad the squad during the break. Week 10 presents another daunting task against a free scoring Lady Strikers side that went down at home in week 9 and seek to make amends.  Immigrations Ladies have slipped down to 7th on the zonal League table following the loss to Hasaacas, while Lady Strikers sit just one point below the 3rd position having amassed fourteen points from their 9 League games. While Lady Strikers have not been perfect in the second round, it feels as though this game has come at a completely wrong time for Immigrations Ladies, who do not have the defensive solidity to stop the prolific attack of their opponents. It was a narrow win for Lady Strikers in their last clash – they could keep a clean sheet against a side bereft of confidence in front of goal.

Soccer Intellectuals v Police Ladies

Police Ladies seem to have experienced a topsy-turvy campaign pulling up some inconsistent displays in the League. It was a narrow escape in their last outing with Sea Lions but were saved with a rare bright spot of playing well in the latter stages of the competition. Henrietta Annie and Josephine Boateng scored within four minutes - 86th and 90th minutes to rescue the service ladies. Soccer Intellectuals are however not in full flight relative to their near perfect performance getting to the end of the first round.  The team was grinding out some amazing results and oozing out confidence until their recent 1-0 defeat to Berry Ladies. Both sides are capable of scoring goals but Soccer Intellectuals look deadly at the Adu Yaw -Assasan Park. They pulled an unexpected trigger with a 1-0 win when they last met in Accra.