Unlike the first leg when Earth Angels were demolished 10-0 by Determine Girls, it was certain that the return-leg would have been an intriguing encounter due to Angels’ impressive performance at the closing moments of phase one of the league.
As was expected, league leaders Determine Girls came from behind twice to force Angels to an entertaining 2-2 draw at the George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg on Saturday.
Kanties Sayee gave Angels the lead in the 15th minute by diverting Angeline Kieh’s low cross. Kieh collected a loose ball and drove her way through Determine Girls’ defense and later placed the cross.
Later in the 37th minute, Determine Girls got the equalizer at the Technical Center when Paulinho Agbosto fought her way through to get the final touch on captain Jestina Wilson’s header from a setpiece from a close range.
Angels, who had won their previous five league games, reclaimed the lead for the second time in the 43rd minute when forward Kieh curved in a free-kick from the left angle of Determine Girls’ 18-yard box.
Determine Girls, with no sign of ending their unbeaten run, leveled things for the second time. Guinean international Hawa Conteh recorded her 17th goal of the season when she beautifully trapped a long volley from midfielder Sylvia Pyne inside the center half and eventually made her way through Earth Angels’ half to fire home the final goal of the day in the 45th minute.
The second 45 became tenser as both teams were in search for a win, though neither side was able to get another curtain-raiser.
The result means, Determine Girls are still unbeaten after nine league games and sit top for the table with five points ahead of second place Earth Angels.
Both teams are also in a similar position in the golden boot race with Hawa Conteh leading the chart with 17 goals, while Earth Angels’ Angeline Kieh is second with 14 goals.
Elsewhere, World Girls couldn’t afford to concede two defeats in a row when they came from 2-0 down to share points in another 2-2 draw at the Nancy B. Doe stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.
Agatha Nimene scored twice in the first and sent Blanco FC for the break with a comfortable lead but World Girls, who lost 2-1 in their previous game against Ambassadors, acted swiftly got a consolation through Lucky Kekeh.
The points were finally shared when Sierra Leone international Salamatu Kamara registered her name on the score sheet.
Blanco remained in the 3rd position despite the result with 17 points from nine games.
World Girls’ points increased to 12 after the draw but dropped to 5th place on the log following Ambassadors’ 2-1 win against Hippo on Saturday.
Kebeh Lamie scored twice for Ambassadors as the team collected their fourth home win to move fourth on the log.
Ambassadors will travel away to Island Queens in Kakata in their next match.
Island Queens remain bottom of the table with two points from nine games following a 1-0 defeat against Pro Sisters at the ATS.