The Sanford Women’s FA Cup Round of 32 fixture between Valued Girls FC and Ave Shinning Ladies was a David and Goliath affair with a resounding victory over the latter at their own Home ground at Akachi (Volta Region), securing a place in the Round of 16.
Valued Girls FC made it to the Round of 32 after winning their Round of 64 encounters against Rootz Sisters, granting them a spot in the Round of 32 which they were paired against Ave Shinning Ladies.
The sky is the limit lads went into the Round of 32 games against Ave Shinning Ladies with lots of prospects of getting a victory against the Shining Ladies.
The first half was keenly contested by both sides with the home team creating a lot of chances but failed to make them count with some awesome saves from Ghana women’s national Under 17 & Under 20 Defender Suzan Ama Duah who was in post for Valued Girls FC.
The deadlock was broken with few minutes to end the first half with a beautifully struck goal by Eunice Kpentey to give the Valued Girls a 1-0 lead going into the break.
The second-half began with Valued Girls picking up the momentum from where they left off with Eunice Kpentey scoring a hattrick in the first 6 minutes of the second to send the score to 4-0 in favour of Valued Girls FC.
It was pure domination affair by Valued Girls out-playing the home team, as on the 70th minute mark Dorcas Manu collected an excellent through ball from captain of the side and also captain of Ghana Women’s U-17 team Nina Norshie, as she cooly placed the ball out of the reach of the Shinning Ladies keeper to take the score to 5 goals to nothing.
On the 81st minute, diminutive right-back Mabel Freeman added her name to the scoresheet with a solo strike from outside the penalty area to give the away side a 6-0 lead.
A few minutes later, Hanson Godsway Nortey joined in the scoring party heading home her sides 7th goal of the day to put the result in a historic fashion, 7-0 for Valued Girls FC.
When we thought all was finished as we’re waiting for the final whistle, the lady who has been all over the pitch appears to cap her brilliant performance on the day with her 5th goal and 8th for Valued Girls FC.
The referee blew the final whistle to end what could be called a beautiful thrashing of the home team with a commendable performance for Valued Girls FC. Eunice Kpentey (known as Kante) performance on the day was enough to give her the Woman of the Match accolade.
Valued Girls FC Head Coach Paul Amponsah Freeman, will wait to know his next opponent they face in the Sanford Women’s FA Cup, Round of 16.