Monrovia Club Breweries’ lead at the top of the Orange first division has been cut down to four points.It followed a goalless draw by Watanga at the Blue Field on Wednesday.
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.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 was joint-topscorer last season, helped the Mountaineers to keep the pressure on Breweries.LISCR FC moved up to third 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 1st 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 gave Oilers a 17 minute lead but defender and captain Alvin Maccornel was sent-off in the 26th minute. Freeport capitalized on their numerical advantage to share the spoils when Wleh Nimely found the equalizer in the 73rd minute.
source: LFA |Photo Credit-Liberia Football Leagues