Day two of the National County Meet’s quarter-finals was just a replica of day one with the two matches that many anticipated to be the toughest, ending in goalless draws.
In the first match, Lofa County and defending champions Grand Bassa County failed to hit the back of each other’s net with Lofa County missing the best opportunity for goal in the first half.
Both Lofa and Grand Bassa counties were reduced to ten men after red cards were given to either side in the 75th and 81st minutes respectively.
In game two, an entertaining match between the Mountainous Boys of Nimba County and Margibi County also ended in a goalless draw.
Former Montserrado player and highest goal scorer in the last edition of the County Meet David Tuazama pressurized his opponents’ defense and created many chances that were missed by striker Mark Yallah.
Margibi County would have secured all three points, but goalkeeper Prince Mawolo of Nimba County saved his team in the early minutes of the second half after he brilliantly saved two one-on-one shots from Jonathan Tokpah, who was introduced in the second half.
Nimba later took control of the match after skillful Musa Jabathel was introduced.
Jabathel continued his skillful display against Margibi that led to Nimba getting a goal, but was disallowed for an offside.
Many supporters of the various counties have meanwhile expressed frustration over the results of the soccer matches that continued to end in draws, attributing them to lack of goal scoring ability of the players.
In kickball, Nimba County defeated Gbapolu 7-1 points.