A lone goal from Abraham Barshell yesterday secured another victory for Soccer Missionaries (FC Fassel) against LPRC Oilers in the LFA 1st division championship at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
The 75th-minute goal from the forward maintained the Soccer Missionaries on top of the league table with 43 points- six points above rivals LISCR FC.
After a goalless first half, relegation-threatened LPRC Oilers tried to get a result that could take them of the relegation zone after Mighty Barrolle escaped the zone on Saturday with a comprehensive 2-0 triumph over BYC, but the Oilers’ attempts did not result in a goal.
The result for the Oilers dropped them to the 10th position with 17 points out of 19 matches.
Following the end of the match, there were reports that the league leaders (FC Fassel) may likely lose points after a protest was filed by closest rivals LISCR FC for featuring a foreign player Dider Sosa without obtaining a working permit from the Ministry of Labor.
However, the official ruling of the protest will be handed over by the Competition Committee of the Liberia Football Association tomorrow.
The protest marked the second filed by LISCR FC since the start of the season. It may be recalled that the Shipping Boys through their technical department filed a protest that they won against FC Fassel for also featuring defender Sosa after he received three yellow cards that warranted a one-match suspension.
Meanwhile, despite reports that the Shipping Boys will be awarded some points after the ruling of the protest, Coach Tapha Manneh boys extended their unbeaten run yesterday after easily thrashing the “Church Boys” of Jubilee FC 3-0.
A brace from striker Christopher Jackson and a lone goal from midfielder Sekou Sheriff were enough for the Shipping Boys to seal their victory.
LISCR FC now have 37 points out of 18 matches and are still second on the log, having played 23 games in all competitions, but yet to concede defeat.
Jubilee, on the other hand, failed to claim the 6th position after conceding their sixth defeat of the season and remaining seventh on the log with 24 points. They could drop to the 8th position if Watanga FC secure a win against Monrovia Club Breweries.