Breweries Lead At The Top Reduce
Monrovia Club Breweries’ lead at the top of the ongoing Liberia Football Association’s Orange Sponsored First Division league has been reduced to four points.
The Beer Boys were held to a goalless draw at the hands of Watanga at the Blue Field on Wednesday, February 12.
Both sides were cautious and it also became bad-tempered with five bookings (two for Breweries and three for Watanga) recorded by referee David Kollie.
The game that was expected to be entertaining, saw both teams setting back and been more careful so they can not concede.
Breweries have 17 points from seven matches ahead of second-placed Nimba United following a 3-0 victory over Small Town at the North Star sports pitch in Mount Barclay.
Prince Nanakpallah, Morris Janteh and Varney Dukuly, who were joint-top scorers last season, helped the Mountaineers to keep the pressure on Breweries.
LISCR FC moved up to 3rd place, a point behind United, after a 4-1 win over Nimba FC at the Nancy Doe Sports Stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.
Sheku Sheriff put the Shipping Boys in the lead on 32 minutes before Alloy Brown and Amadiah Kawah tripled their lead in the 64 and 80th minutes.
Franklin Mulbah reduced the deficit for Nimba two minutes later but Sam Kollie restored their three-goal cushion.
It was LISCR’s first win since a 2-1 defeat to Breweries at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) on 15 January.
LISCR are without goalkeeper Ashley Williams, midfielders Armah Vaikainah, Sam Jackson, Marlon Harrison and Edward Ledlum and striker Christopher Jackson, who are seeking greener pasture.
Jill Blemah and Lawson Kongo scored two first half goals for Mighty Barolle, who condemned NPA Anchors to yet another defeat at the Doris Williams Sports pitch in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.
Former Liberia international Myer Garlo scored an 85 minute consolation for the Port Boys, who suffered their seventh league defeat.
The win takes Barrolle to fourth place, leveled on 12 points with LISCR.
Nimba Kwado defeated Bea Mountain 2-0 in Sanniquellie, Nimba County. Otis Yogie and Marcus Paye scored in the first and second halves to make it three wins.
And defending champions LPRC Oilers were held to a 1-1 draw by Freeport FC at the ATS.
William Freeman put Oilers in the lead on 17 minute but defender and Captain Alvin Maccornel was sent-off in the 26th minute for a reckless challenge on Freeport FC winger Jokie Solo. And Freeport capitalized on their numerical advantage to share the spoils when Wleh Nimely found the equalizer in the 73rd minute