5 observations: We got back to winning ways to end the league by claiming an impressive 3-1 win against Ridge City FC at Madina Astroturf, and there was plenty to digest as we retained the top 4 position with 30 points.
A fantastic first half did the damage as we roared into a 2-0 lead against Ridge City FC to ensure we won two consecutive Women’s Premier League games against Ridge City FC and completed a league double over our Madina rivals.
Here are five notable observations talking points post-match:
Ringing the changes
Coach Freeman Amponsah made three changes to our starting line-up this morning, the joint-most he’d made between Women’s Premier League games this season – and for the third time in succession, it worked a treat.
Elizabeth Linking Boateng shows Berry Ladies what we were missing.
Much of the pre-match talk was about the return of Felicity Antwi Adjei on the starting line-up, but the player who really did damage to the opposition midfielders was Elizabeth Linking and Hannah Buabeng also known as Hannah Esi Dodoo. Having replaced Jafaru Rhama in attacking midfield, Elizabeth Linking enjoyed a fine game as she dictated play in the middle of the park with Hannah Buabeng
No-one had more touches than Hannah and Elizabeth, Elizabeth Linking Boateng won back possession more often than any of our players and completed more passes than anyone else on the pitch.
Comfort Yeboah, Regina Donkor & Priscilla Sintim solid at the back
Ridge City Fc strikers had frays at half-time having had just few touches in the opening 45 minutes, much of which was down to the impressive play of these three defenders at the back. Comfort Yeboah scoring her first Women’s Premier League goal today, Priscilla Sintim getting her second assist in the league and Regina taking over the central defends so Martha Appiah could move freely, ensured Ridge City FC strikers never had sniff of goals, tracking their movements and making three key interceptions.
These defenders won back possessions seven times during the encounter and made the most clearances of all our players during an impressive display.
Victoria Salifu hits new heights.
Two more goals for our skipper today have seen her hit 5 goals this 2022/2023 campaign. That recent flurry saw her surpass her best-ever return in a campaign since she joined Berry Ladies FC
Jafaru & Victoria into same goals this season..
So far this season in the Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League, 2 players have hit same figures for goals, and they are Victoria Salifu and Jafaru Rahama. Victoria Salifu’s strike took her up to 5 in our colours, and meant that she joined Jafaru Rahama in hitting the milestone.
It is just the first time we’ve seen two players reach same figures in the competition.
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