FC Bea Mountain won 2-1 last Sunday against Barrack Young Controllers II in a friendly encounter at Blue Field sports pitch on Lynch Street, Monrovia.
Striker Jestino Jackson scored the curtain raiser for FC Bea Mountain in the 84th minute through a placement from substitute Abel Musa.
Though six minutes remained to the end of the game, BYC ll returned to the game with zeal, and substitute striker Terry Sackor equalized in the 86th minute through a perfect cross from substitute Adolphus Roberts.
But three minutes later in the 89th minute, something went wrong for the BYC ll (Blue Boys) when their former defender, Kaileo Anderson, scored FC Bea Mountain’s winning goal. Both teams made several goal attempts against each other but could not change the score until the end of the game.
The win is FC Bea Mountain’s first in three matches with BYC ll, having lost the previous two games.
The friendly match was FC Bea Mountain’s first under their newly appointed coach, Kaetu Smith. However, the players’ performance showed that they need to improve on their ball possession, physical fitness, and finishing torches as they prepare for the upcoming 2018 LFA Division ll National League.
As for the Blue Boys, they had 60 percent ball possession and could have increased their goals, but poor finishing robbed them of their opportunities.
Coach Smith told journalists at the end of the game that his triumph over BYC II meant that his players “are progressing as they continue their training.”
“We saw several mistakes by our players from the defense, midfield, and forward line; notwithstanding, we defeated our opponents 2-1 and I am pleased to say thank you to our players for the victory and I can assure you that we are going to work seriously in those areas and you will see a significant difference in our next friendly game,” he said.
The Community and Governmental Relations Manager of Bea Mountain Mining Company, Sando Wayne, paid tribute to coach Smith, members of his technical staff, and the players for their win against BYC II and urged the players to learn from their mistakes so that they can score more goals in future matches.
Wayne acknowledged his side’s victory against BYC II proved that their players are improving under coach Smith and members of his technical staff.
FC Bea Mountain is owned by Bea Mountain Mining Company, which is located in Grand Cape Mount County.