NCWSC: Lily Lawrence sets sight on the ultimate after Hasaacas’ shocking qualification

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Lily Niber-Lawrence

Hasaacas Ladies midfielder, Lily Niber-Lawrence is hopeful her side will claim the ultimate title in the ongoing Normalisation Committee (NC) Women’s Special Competition (WSC) after the team sealed qualification to the quarter-finals on Wednesday.

The fate of Hasaacas Ladies in Group C was only decided on Match Day Six after they edged Soccer Intellectuals 2-1 to progress together with Elmina-based Sea Lions, who topped the group with nine points.

Speaking to NBSportslive, Lily a member of the Black Queens squad during the 2018 Total Women’s AFCON said: “So far as we have made it out of the group, we are targeting the ultimate prize.

The 21-year-old midfielder continued: “Actually, we were written off by many people, but we knew we weren’t out of the competition and an away win gave us maximum hope and we are happy to qualify for the next stage. Now my teammates and I are aiming for history as the knockout phase commences.”

The three-time National Women’s League champions largely spent time at the bottom of the group table due to their poor start, but a resurgent performance in their last two matches propelled them to second spot.

Wednesday’s win against Soccer Intellectuals was extremely crucial due to the level of closeness between the teams in the group with favourites LadyStrikers missing out on qualification after finishing third with seven points.