Greensprings School defeated Methodist Girls 2-0 in the first quarter-final game of the 2017 GTBank Masters Cup played at the Onikan Stadium on Thursday.
Goals from Oduntola Bolatiwi and Teniola Ashley-Dejo were all the Lekki based school needed to cruise to the semi-final of the competition.
A momentary loss of concentration ensured Greenspring get the curtain raiser in the sixth minute thanks to Boluwatiwi while Ashley-Dejo guaranteed her side a place in the last four with an audacious lob over Damilola Adigun.
In the next game, Ansar-Ud-Deen Girls hammered Dowen College 8-0 in the second quarter-final encounter for girls.
Scoring one goal in 20 minutes usually qualifies as a good day. Score two and it’s definitely something to remember. For Ayinla Abiola, she went above and beyond even that.
She delivered a stunning four-goal effort, all coming in 20 minutes, to stun the Lekki based school. Aside Abiola’s heroics, Abdulsalam Zainab, Aisha Alimi, Ademola Basirat and Akerele Kadijat also registered their name on the scorers’ sheet.
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Greensprings School saw off Eko Boys high school 4-2 on penalties after scores stood 1-1 at full time.
Ikechukwu Nwasor had put Greensprings ahead in the first half but an unrelenting Eko Boys – fuelled by a deafening noise from their fans clawed back in the game courtesy Seun Fagbamila.
And with scores standing at 1-1 at regulation time, Greensprings School triumphed via kicks from the penalty spot.
In last game of the day Anwar-UI-Islam piped Kings College by a lone goal thanks to a first half effort by Zubair Musatpha.
Action resumes on Friday with schools jostling for a place in the semis of the prestigious grassroots competition.
Jubril Martins Memorial vs St. Gregory’s College
St. Finbarr’s College vs International School Lagos
Queens College vs International School Lagos
Greensprings Schools vs Methodist Girls High School