Host of Unification Cup 2018 ,LISCR FC hope of winning another preseason cup has been dealt a severe blow as they were eliminated from the competition during the weekend of 3rd June ,2018 at the ATS .
Much to the surprise of their many supporters who trooped to the ATS to see their darling club enter the grand final ,LPRC was able to defeat 10 man LISCR FC after regulation time with a scoreline of 1-1 . LPRC late equalizer came from last minute substitute Varney Dukly in the 85th min. of the match that saw 4 min of extra time addition .
A miss from former BYC striker and LFA-National League highest goalscorer Mark Paye , was enough to dangle the hopes of the tournament host and favorite LISCR FC ,as veteran goalie Saydee Swen saved the spot kick with ease .
LISCR FC went ahead in the match ,in the early minutes in the first half of the match by midfield player Saah Nyumah ,however an unsportmanship behavior from left-back player and former BYC player Hilton Varney was enough to warrant a red-card from FIFA badge center referee Sekou Kanneh , in just 3 minutes of the match of the 1st half of the match.
In a social media post ” Our journey in the 2018 LISCR Unification Cup comes to an end with a 5-4 lost in post-match penalties” . Proud of our boys that maintained a 1-1 scoreline despite playing 81 minutes with ten players after Hilton Varney’s early sent off ,the post concluded .
According to our research ,LISCR FC has fail to go pass LPRC oilers in recent time under their Gambian coach ,But a reaction via social media from the coach confirms the assertion ,the Gambian coach ,Tapha said “If you’re aware that others are better than you, don’t be discouraged. Be glad that others are there to help show you the way.” Wisdom of John C. Maxwell in his book How Successful People Grow. Do have a glorious Sunday and week ahead beloved friends and lovers .
Story by Peterking Quaye|Photo courtesy -LISCR FC Official