Women's Zonal Championships: Essiam Socrates lead, Ridge City FC claim first win

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh
Essiam Socrates
Essiam Socrates

There is an uncompromising competition going on at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park at Ayinase in the Western Region where six teams are vying for two tickets to play in next season's Women's Premier League (WPL).

After two match days, Breman Essiam Socrates from the Central Region are leading the pack, determined to pick up from where they left off in last year's competition.

Last season, they almost earned a slot after four attempts, only edged out after a protest cost them the chance.

They seem to have learned their lesson and at this competition, they are letting their experience show.

They beat Western Region's Hassport Ladies 2-0 in their opening game and followed it up with a 3-1 win against Volta Region's Anlo Ladies on Monday, before the game ended abruptly because Anlo Ladies didn't have enough players to continue after a number of their players pulled out due to injuries.

Ridge City, the Greater Accra champions also claimed their first win, beating Hassport 4-0 in their second game.

Lower Manya Krobo-based Rootz Sistaz, representing Eastern Region, came from behind to win 2-1 against Blessed Ladies, the runners-up from Greater Accra.

After match day two, Socrates lead the pack with six points, Ridge City are 2nd with four points and superior goals of three ahead of Rootz who are 3rd with four points and one goal, Blessed are 4th with 1 point, Anlo have 1 point & Hassport no point..

The action in the southern zone resumes on Wednesday with the following fixtures:

  • 8:30 Essiam Socrates vs Ridge City
  • 10:30 Anlo Ladies vs Rootz Sistaz
  • 3:00 Hassport vs Blessed Ladies

Match Day 1

  • Rootz Sistaz 1:1Ridge City
  • Blessed Ladies 1:1Anlo Ladies
  • Hassport 0:2 Essiam Socrates


Match Day 2

  • Anlo Ladies 1:3 Essiam Socrates
  • Hassport 0:4 Ridge City
  • Rootz Sistaz 2:1 Blessed Ladies