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Sports News of Monday, 21 January 2019

Source: Prime News Ghana

Elizabeth Addo scores a beauty in Wanderers' 4-1 win over Adelaide


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Black Queens captain Elizabeth Addo scored a beauty in Western Sydney Wanderers 4-1 win over Adelaide United to secure first win of the season in the Australian Women's-League.

The skilful attacker was the star of the show and clinched the player of the match accolade with Adelaide's defense unable to contain the Ghanaian.

Adelaide United needed the three points to work on cementing a maiden finals appearance, whereas Western Sydney were playing for some pride as their hope for finals is well and truly over. It was the underdogs, the Wanderers, who showed a never say die attitude to outclass the Reds on the day.

Adelaide couldn't afford to be complacent despite their opponents only having one point. And as unpredictable as the W-League has been this season, Lowe kicked things off by heading in the opener for the Wanderers from a set-piece in just the second minute.

An impressive Elizabeth Addo fired a shot from distance but it was collected by Adelaide custodian Sarah Willacy.

After the break, both sides had their fair share of the ball, but Adelaide defended much better and limited Western Sydney's chances on goal.

On the hour mark, the Black Queens captain was brought down by Dylan Holmes and Kylie Ledbrook ultimately converted the spot-kick to regain the lead.

As play went on, Addo was dominant and remained a constant threat to Adelaide, forcing saves out of Willacy, who was also impressive and held her own.

Erica Halloway furthered the lead with a fabulous strike over Willacy to make it 1-3 and Elizabeth Addo wrapped up an admiring performance as she scored the fourth.

Adelaide lacked the firepower but it didn't help that their forwards were not being fed the ball. Diagonal passes weren't working as there wasn't enough build-up play.


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