LISCR FC’s net minder Tommy Songo has for the second time qualified his side to the next round of the President’s Cup at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
LISCR’s penalty-saving hero, who most people called ‘Penalty Killer’ on Sunday brilliantly saved two decisive shots to whip IE 4-2 on penalties after a pulsating 0-0 draw, and now moved to the ‘best-out-of-three’ finals to join FC Fassell, which has taken a bye.
This is the second consecutive win of the Ship Boys on penalties, having also thrashed out football giant BYC I, 5-4 on penalties in the quarterfinals, after a 2-2 tie.
Goaltender Songo impeded BYC I’s dream in the President’s Cup with a save and is growing a reputation in spot-kicks.
On Sunday, in the 51st minute, IE goalie Joseph Sam blocked LISCR’s skipper and net tender Mohammed Varney’s effort in a spot-kick but he was able to revive the hope of his players when he scored the first kick.
IE’s hit man Sholee Quiah could not solve his side’s ousting puzzle, while Moses Kaba was sent home in the dying minutes of the game for committing a technical foul.
Meanwhile, 2nd division BYC II has bowed to Keitrace 6-5 on penalties.
Keitrace’s win over BYC II has completely put an end to FC BYC’s chase in the President’s Cup.
Ketrace FC has joined LISCR and FC Fassell in the ‘best-out-of-three’ finals for the US$4,000 cash prized.
Over the weekend, in the female edition Blanco FC whipped Senior Pro 4-0 on penalties after a 1-1 tie and Determined Girls bowed 3-0 to defending female President’s Cup champs, Earth Angels.