SCN LADIES v KNIGHTS LADIES
Last season ended on a bitter note for Knights Ladies. After going almost 2 years without losing a game, they “lost scandalously” (in the words of their manager) to Saints Ladies in the finals by 4 goals. It was a result that hurt their pride considering they had been the best team in the Regular Season by some distance with six of their players making the team of the season while midfielder, Tosin was voted League MVP. But, like we all know, the Playoffs is a different ball game and they failed to turn up when it mattered the most.
This season is all about redemption for them as they look to get back the trophy but first, they face newcomers, SCN Ladies. SCN Ladies are relatively unknown in The SociaLiga but early signs suggest they could very well be a force this season. They’ve got a group of players raring to go on and they appear to have great squad depth. They’ll be heavily tested when they make their debut on Saturday with not one but two matches. It’ll be interesting to see how they respond to this challenge.
SAINTS LADIES v SCN LADIES
Reigning champions, Saints Ladies put in what is arguably the most impressive display in Female League history. Their 4-0 demolition of Knights Ladies in the finals took everyone by surprise except they themselves. For a long time, their 2-1 loss to Knights Ladies during the Regular Season hurt them and they carried that intent on getting a revenge around them for a very long time.
Their success last season, however, wasn’t solely built on revenge. They constantly entertained viewers while piling up on impressive results en route with the title; an amazing turnaround, to say the least, for a team that lost 75% of their games in 2016. Their quest to become the first team to retain the Female Championship begins on Saturday against SCN Ladies and you have a feeling this would be the game of the day.