A skilled Custom Ladies team managed to hold their fellow Ghanaian counterparts to a 2-2 draw in a match in the Africa Cup of Club Championships at Khumalo Hockey stadium yesterday.
REPORT BY VITALIS MOYO SPORTS REPORTER
The Reformed Ladies side started the match on a high note launching attacks on their fellow country women and were rewarded with a penalty in the third minute of play, but Gloria Barning-Gyimah failed to convert.
Reformed Ladies continued with their quick offensive type of play and they were rewarded after 16 minutes with a strike from Theresa Mills after receiving a good pass – putting her team ahead.
Priscilla Forkou of Custom Ladies had a goal disallowed in the 18th minute. Frustration started to show from the Customs Ladies side as they couldn’t find the back of the net in their efforts and they were committing a number of fouls. Some of their players were shown green cards, forcing them to stay two minutes on the side line while play continued.
Reformed Ladies went to the break leading 1-0.
In the second stanza, the Custom Ladies came out a more determined side and started to penetrate the Reformed Ladies’ defence. Their breakthrough came in the 54th minute when Monica Sewell-Grant scored an equaliser. With seven minutes left on the clock, Sewell-Grant scored again to put Custom Ladies ahead. Reformed Ladies were quick to reply with Laryen Hager Hagar scoring to level up matters in the 59th minute.
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