Group ‘A’ members drew in their encounters at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in the quarter-finals of the National County Meet.
In the first encounter, Maryland and Montserrado ended 1-1 after Montserrado County took the lead in the 8th minute in their first goal of the competition, having ended all their group-stage matches in goalless draws.
The Harper Boys got their equalizer just a minute after conceding their goal and showed dominance in ball possession, but could not turn their chances into goals.
In the second soccer match, Grand Cape Mount and River Gee Counties also ended in a 1-1 draw. Cape Mount equalized in the 69th minute from a penalty award. River Gee took the lead in the 27th minute through Musa Kamara.
River Gee striker Philip Dobayou had wasted a close range in the 4th minute.
River Gee created goal-scoring chances but could not turn those chances into goals.
Another shot by Dobayou in the first half to double the team’s goal did not materialize.
In the second session, goal scorer Kamara was booked with a yellow card for faking a foul in the 18 yard box of his opponents’ goal area.
River Gee was reduced to ten men in the 51st minute due to a red card awarded to defender Zah Tokpah for intentional elbow on an opponent.
Cape Mount’s goal was scored by Captain George Freeman who was substituted in the 69th minute.
Young Amos of River Gee will miss the next match against Maryland after he was awarded a red card at the end of the match.
River Gee will face Maryland in their next match, while Montserrado will face Grand Cape Mount County.
Margibi and Montserrado counties secured wins after defeating Maryland and Grand Gedeh Counties by 5-3 points and 10-0 points, respectively.
Volleyball & Basketball
In the volleyball version of the County Meet, the draw for Phase Two of the competition was held at the ATS with the last eight teams divided into two separate groups.
In Group A, Grand Bassa will go against Sinoe County, while Grand Cape Mount will face Bomi County in the group’s first matches. Nimba County will battle against Grand Gedeh, and River Gee will go against Montserrado in Group-B.
In the basketball draw, Nimba, Grand Kru, Grand Cape Mount and Montserrado counties were paired in Group ‘A’, while Grand Bassa, Sinoe, Grand Gedeh and Bomi were grouped in Group ‘B’.
The kickball and soccer versions will continue tomorrow at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.