LISCR FC Demolishes Small Town
Monrovia – LISCR FC crushed Small Town 4-0 at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium to move third on the league table.
Report by Jaheim T Tumu- [email protected]
Alloy Brown well executed strike in the 42nd minute handed the Shipping Boys the lead before Christopher Jackson doubled their lead in the 67th minute, then Sam Jackson increased the Shipping Boys’ advantage on 86th minute and Brown grabbed his second to finish the match in a comfortable fashionin the 90th minute.
Small Town’s Saah Harris was stretched out through a head injury after collapsing with Christopher Jackson in the 7th min.
The Shipping Boys who dropped two vital points against league leaders LPRC Oilers during their midweek matches, known a slip up could put their title challenge in limbo.
And they came with quick fire in the match with top striker Jackson twice coming close to scoring but was denied by Small Town’s goalkeeper Joseph Fallah.
Small Town who looked bereaved for much of the half did not pose any threat to the Shipping Boys and found themselves behind with 42nd minute on the clock.
Brown’s strike in the 42nd minute after he raced on Christopher through pass to put Shipping Boys ahead.
After the interval, Brown almost doubled the lead with a 33-yard strike but his effort hit the crossbar in the 50th minute.
Small Town nearly equalize minute after Brown’s missed but Mulbah Kollie effort was saved by LISCR FC’s goalkeeper Ashley Williams.
But with 67th minute on the clock, Chris Jackson doubled the Shipping Boys lead to grab his 14th league goals of the season. Jackson who collected Edward Ledlum delicious pass between two defenders before precisely converted his effort.
LISCR FC’s coach, Tapha Manneh sent on Edward Selebah for the league top goal scorer with 3rd minute on the pitch, the midfielder located Sam Jackson who fired home in the far-right corner to make it 3-0 in the 86th min.
Then Brown, after twice being denied by the crossbar, got his second with the 90th minute on the clock from Sam Jackson through pass to round up the result 4-0 to LISCR FC.
In other matches played Sensational LPRC Oilers held unto top spot for another week in the Orange-sponsored Liberia Football Association (LFA) first division league following match-day 15 on Sunday.
The Oil Boys left it late to beat a determined NPA Anchors 1-0 at the Nancy B. Doe sports stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.
Ebenezer Solo converted an 84 minute penalty after Terry Sackor, who needed medical attention, was clipped in the 18-yard box.
In game two, FC Fassell drew goalless with Keitrace FC but had to play with nine men following marching orders given to Momo Blamo, Junior and Morris Power in the 68th and 78th minutes.
In his instant match report, center referee Washington Dolo said he sent-off Keitrace head coach Sekou Sonii for “insulting reserve referee Doe Brown in the 95th minute”.
Elsewhere, defending champions Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) maintained their second position on the table with 31 points, six points adrift of Oilers, following a 5-0 victory over nine-man Jubilee FC at the Blue Field.
Trokon Myers collected his second match ball of the season following a hat-trick while George Kerkulah scored a brace to complete the double over the Church Boys.
Jubilee were 1-0 down when Samuel Boe was shown a straight red-card in the 60th minute.
And BYC were leading 4-0 when Alimany Turay was also sent-off for this second bookable offense in the 87th minute.
In his instant match report, center referee George Rogers said he gave Jubilee caretaker Zuwich Johnson a marching order for “insulting the match officials”.
Nimba United are leveled with LISCR on 30 points but are fourth-placed due to an inferior goal difference following a hard fought 1-0 win over Watanga FC in game one.
Prince Zawoh scored against the run of play in the 87th minute.
And in the last game of the day, Nimba FC continued their unbeaten run at home with a 2-0 victory over visiting Monrovia Club Breweries at the Kumasi sports pitch in Ganta, Nimba County.
Breweries goalkeeper Samson Giddings was at fault for the first goal and has been subsequently dropped from squad due to poor performance.
“The team took the decision minutes after suffering a 2-0 defeat away to Nimba FC. He [Samson] has been considered surplus to requirements and has been asked to find a new club.
“He will be given a free clearance. In this vain, the club appreciates the outgoing goalkeeper for his time,” said Breweries on their Facebook page.
BYC 5 VS Jubilee 0
Nimba FC 2 VS Breweries 0
Oilers 1 VS NPA Anchors 0
Fassell 0 VS Keitrace 0 ATS
Watanga 0 VS Nimba United 1
LISCR 4 VS Watanga 0