Bong, Nimba in Semi Finals


Bong County, the 2008 County Meet football winner yesterday eliminated Maryland County 3-1 in the opener of the quarter finals at the ATS in Monrovia.

Bong came awake in the 10th minute when defender, Kelvin Allison scored an own goal.

In the 40th minute, Emmanuel Potee, outside the 18th yard leveled the score, through a tricky shot.

Right back defender Arka Morris and substitute striker Myers Sammie sealed the scores 3-1, to move their side to the semi finals.

Bong tops Group I with six points after she thrashed Grand Bassa County and Sinoe County 2-0 and 3-1 respectively in the preliminary rounds in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Howbeit, Maryland County crossed over as runner-up with four points in Group II, which was held in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.

Since 1969, Maryland has never lifted the football title of the County Meet.

FIFA badge referee Isaac Montgomery was exceptional.

Former Lone Star player and Coach, Josiah N. Johnson took the kickoff, flanked with Youth & Sports Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe, Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton, Montserrado County Superintendent Florence Brandy and businessman Floyd Tomah, amongst others.

Meanwhile, in kickball, Nimba County pinned defending kickball champions Bong, 3-2 points.

Bong County took the lead in the second inning. Nimba County rotated in the third and increased the tally in the fourth 3-1 points.

Bong County made a consolation win, in the fifth inning, 3-2.

Nimba County was the runner up in Group II kickball preliminary round while Bong County emerged as Group I leaders.

On Tuesday, in the second quarter finals battle, Grand Cape Mount County faces Grand Bassa County in kickball, while defending football champs will meet Nimba County.


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