WPL: Prisons Ladies stun Ampem Darkoa

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Hasaacas Ladies did not break  sweat to deal with Immigration Ladies
Hasaacas Ladies did not break sweat to deal with Immigration Ladies

It's early days yet but if performances and results so far in this season's Women Premier League are anything to go by, then the competition for the title will be tougher and stiffer than predicted.

After four match days, there are no clear leaders especially after Prisons Ladies recorded a surprise 2-1 away win over defending Ampem Darkoa Ladies last Saturday at the Ohene Ameyaw Park at Techiman.

Yesterday it rained goals at the McDan La Town Park as Hasaacas Ladies hammered Immigration 4-0 through a brace by Doria Boaduwaa and a goal each by Gifty Assifuah and Comfort Owusu.

Last Saturday at La, Visiting Halifax Ladies also held Southern Zone leaders Police Ladies to a 1-1 draw.

The results helped Prisons Ladies, defending FA Cup champions, overtake the reigning league champions Ampem Darkoa at the top of the Northern Zone standings with 10 points.

Most importantly, it was only the second win by Prisons against Techiman-based Ampem Darkoa in the history of women association football.
Having started on a high note this season with goals in three matches, the champions were tipped to maintain their home invincibility but they were stunned by Prisons when Abigail Tutuwaa scored the opener in the first half.

Rita Okyere stretched the lead to 2-0 before the hosts were spared an embarrassment with an Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah strike to end the game 2-1. It was Serwaa Amponsah's seventh goal this season.                      

Midfielder Juliet Acheampong, who orchestrated Prisons Ladies' victory, was adjudged the best player of the game.

At the McDan La Town Park, Halifax Ladies almost caused an upset when Sophia Agyarkwa put them ahead with a sweet free kick but Juanita Aguadze's equalising goal ensured Police Ladies earned a point to maintain their unbeaten run.

In other games, captain Agnes Aduako saved Fabulous Ladies from another defeat as she equalised to earn a point at home to Northern Ladies in a 1-1 draw game at the WESCO Park, Kumasi.

Elmina Sea Lions earned their victory with an emphatic 3-0 win against LadyStrikers at the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast with goals from Theresa Cobbinah and Elizabeth Owusuaa (a brace).

At the Utrecht Park in Tamale, Bintu Alhassan's goal helped Pearl Pia to a 1-0 win against visiting Kumasi Sports Academy.
Yesterday, Ashtown Ladies held Supreme Ladies to a 1-1 draw.