Liberia: Barrack Young Controllers Trokon Myers Speaks on Scoring Hat-trick
Monrovia – Trokon Myers scored a hat-trick as Barrack Young Controllers thrashed Watanga FC 7-0 away from home to warm up for Friday FA Cup semifinal battle with NPA Anchors.
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Myers, the current top goal scorer in the league, got the match opener in the 20th minute from the penalty spot after his teammate Prince Nagbo was brought down in the box. Striker Myers spot kick sent the keeper in the opposite direction.
David Tweh added the second goal before Myers scored his second goal in the 49th minute from a Prince Nagbo assist following the Blues’ counterattack.
Myers, who is a former LISCR FC striker, completed his hat trick in the 61st minute before he was substituted for Robert Taylor to come and join the fray. Taylor, too, got a brace in his 25 minutes on the pitch.
Kelvin Potis added his name to the score sheet with a terrific shot after displaying his skills against two defenders of his former club to end the match that was considered the decider of Group A prior to the match.
BYC lost the title last season. But now, they are only two games away from been crowned champions of Liberia.
A win for the Go Blue Boys against Jubilee and another win in the championship final means BYC will walk away with the title once more.
Also, the boys from the barrack are the only contenders for the double with a win against NPA Anchors on Friday, October 5, 2018, and a win in the FA cup final, Robert Lartey will repeat history of wining the double for the second time.
Myers, who has won the double with BYC, told the press that he is optimistic of wining another double with BYC. Last season, while playing for LISCR FC, he also won a double with that team.
He later told reporters of his hat-trick: “I’m very happy. It’s a personal best. It’s a great moment, the second of the season.
“Today’s game was crucial for us; so we put in our all, and getting a hat trick is wonderful for me.
“With this victory, I am optimistic that the championship is ours. We will fight to bring back the title to the Blue Field because we are the face of Liberian football,” Myers said.
According to the striker, scoring his second hat trick of the season shows that he is home for good and is targeting ending the league with at least 15 goals to his name.
“I am scoring goals now but it is all the work of my teammates, who have been very supportive since I return to the club. Being away was like I had been on vacation; so is good to be back home and is the right time for me,” he stated as also appreciated his coach, Robert Lartey.
“I want to highlight the team’s response; we played collective football until the end. We did not shy away from the fight. The result is good for our ambition.”
“But what’s more important is how the team played. We were playing a great team. In my opinion, it was a fair result. Obviously, we are very happy because the game was a decider we managed to win comfortably.
“We are not the favorites for the title but we will fight for it. We will do our best. Now, we will try to win on Friday against NPA Anchors so we can move on to the next stage of the FA Cup. I think the team is doing very well,” Trokon asserted.