It was another fascinating weekend of football action from the crunched weekend fixtures in the Orange National League First Division.
Nimba Kwado 1-3 LISCR FC
LISCR FC secured a crucial 3-1 away victory over Nimba Kwado to end their eight games unbeaten streak in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
Goalkeeper Tommy Songo scored the opening goal from the spot to keep LISCR in the lead until the end of the first half before Alloy Brown got the consolation also from the spot during the first quarter of the second half. The goal from Brown was his seventh from nine league appearances.
LISCR’s victory was finally confirmed after Dirkir Glay and James Garway scored the last two goals in the closing 20 minutes.
Despite the result, both teams remained in their previous positions with Kwado in the second place, two points adrift leaders LPRC, while LISCR are in the fourth position with 15 points from nine games.
More Misery for Freeport FC
It wasn’t another good weekend for Freeport FC as they lost 2-1 to bottom side Small Town FC at the SKD Sports Stadium in Paynesville.
Small Town, which had a single point from their first eight games, came from a goal down to collect their first three points.
The defeat for Freeport FC was their third in a row and are yet to get back to winning ways since defeating Mighty Barrolle 2-0 at the ATS on December 6, 2020.
Freeport are now three points above relegation and will face struggling Watanga in their next match. Watanga are four points above relegation with one point from their last three games.
Ralph George Hits Hat-trick in Mighty Barrolle 3-1 Win
Mighty Barrolle continue to take big steps in the title race with another big win over the weekend.
The “Rollers” maintained the third place on the table following a 3-1 win against Nimba United at the ATS.
Ralph George was the star player of the day with his first hat-trick of the season.
Nimba United remain the relegation zone with seven points from nine games.
Elsewhere, Monrovia Club Breweries seem to have picked up their rhythm. Breweries made it three wins out of their last three games with a narrow 1-0 win against Nimba FC, courtesy of striker Mitis Mulbah’s lone goal.
The win for Breweries moved them to 6th place with 14 points from nine games ( 4W,2D,3L).
LPRC Oilers Held
League leaders Oilers could not collect all three points to extend their lead atop the table. They were held one-all at home against Watanga.
Oilers are now two points ahead of second-place Nimba Kwado. Bea Mountain made it four points out of two games after a 2-0 win against NPA Anchors. Thanks to two goals from Yaya Bility and Mark Paye.