Match day 10 of the National Women's League (NWL) ended this past weekend with unbeaten Ampem Darkoa getting back to winning ways, Sea Lions taking a stunning hit to their aspirations at home, and bottommost Real Upper Ladies and Holy Royals unable to take advantage of playing at home to make a push at moving out of the cellar.
Northern Zone leaders, Ampem Darkoa lived up to the expectation at home this time, as they ended their 3 game winless spell with a 7-0 home thrashing of bottom Northern Ladies for their first win of the second round. The result saw Ampem Darkoa raise their tally to 24points as well as extend their lead to 3 points over their pursuers. Northern Ladies remained one spot off the bottom on 6points. Kumasi Sports Academy disappointed at home this weekend as they divvied the spoils with Ashtown Ladies in a match they were largely tipped to win. They remain second on 21points despite the loss, but they picked up a 3point deficit as Ampem Darkoa won handily at home.
Elsewhere, Lepo Ladies’ quest for their third win of the campaign came up short as they went down at by lone goal to Prison Ladies who won back to back games for the first time this season to extend their unbeaten run to three games. And Real Upper Ladies took their already poor record to a new low, as they lost for the 7th time this season to remain winless and bottommost
NWL Match Day 10 – Northern Zone scores - SAT 05/SUN 06 August, 2017
Ampem Darkoa 7-0 Northern Ladies - Ohene Ameyaw Park, Saturday
Real Upper Ladies 0-3 Fabulous Ladies - Wa SHS Park, Saturday
Lepo Ladies 0-1 Prisons Ladies - BATCO Park, Saturday
Kumasi Sports Academy 1-1 Ashtown Ladies Prempeh College, Sunday
Hitherto Southern Zone leaders – Sea Lions – failed to live up to the pressure at home this weekend against their fierce rivals – Lady Strikers – who handed them a lone goal loss in their derby played at the former’s home. The loss, the second straight for Sea Lions in as many matches dropped them to the third spot on 17points, same points total as their conquerors who climbed to the second spot by virtue of their advantage in the goals category. Immigration Ladies who have been playing unnoticeably well and are undefeated in their last 8 games vaulted to the top of the standings on 19points following a 2-2 tie at home with Samaria Ladies. They now have a two point advantage over the pursuing duo of Lady Strikers and Sea Lions.
Elsewhere, Holy Royals reverted to their poor form after winning their first game of the season this past weekend. They lost by a goal to two to Police Ladies who won for the fourth time this season to move up to mid-table on 15points. The outcome of the match between Hasaacas and Soccer Intellectuals was unavailable at the time of this write up.
NWL Match Day 10 – Southern Zone Scores - SAT 05/SUN 06 August, 2017
Elmina Sea Lions 0-1 Lady Strikers - Nduom Stadium, Saturday
Immigration Ladies 2-2 Samaria Ladies - Carl Reindorf Park, Sunday
Holy Royals 1-2 Police Ladies - Ayinase Town Park, Saturday
Soccer Intellectuals vs Hasaacas Ladies - UCEW Park, Ajumako, Sunday
The NWL will take a break for the Sanford Women's FA Cup quarter-final matches next weekend.