Junior Lone Stars FC Collect First 3 Points in NPS League

Junior Lone Stars FC lineup against Torch FC in their opening of the 2018 2018 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Photo:Charles Flowe

It was a great start for Junior Lone Star FC in the 2018 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) after thrashing Torch FC 7-1 on Sunday at the South Philadelphia Super Site.

A hat-trick from forward Anthony Allison, a goal apiece from midfielder Deron Joe, forwards Nyakeh Kamara and Edward Slueue and an own goal was enough for coach Fatoma Turay and his boys to kick-off the new league season in style.

According to the team’s website, midfielder Deron Joe started the scoring in the 3rd minute after his deflected shot from the edge of the box sent the goalkeeper the wrong way. Midfielder Joe’s opener was followed by teammate forward Anthony Allison’s header in the 13th minute. Forward Allison headed home a cross from defender Samba Koroma who was making an overlapping run on the left side.

Eight minutes later on the clock, forward Allison registered his brace after he was located by teammate Nyakeh Kamara. After his involvement in the previous two goals, forward Kamara himself later added his name on the score sheet after slotting home a corner to make the scores 4-0 before a mix-up between Torch’s goalkeeper Logan Whitney and his defender Manuel Maturana saw the Stars extended their lead to 5-0 through an own goal.

The Stars could not stop tallying additional goals after the break. Forward Allison completed his hat-trick in the 56th minute when Kamara again provided an assist.

Torch pulled one back in the 64th minute after forward Malik Parsons dribbled past goalkeeper Monyan to score in an open net. The 7-1 scoreline was finally accomplished after substitute Edward Slueue scored the Stars’ seventh from the penalty spot.

In his post-match comments, head coach Fatoma Turay said it was his team’s priority to collect three points from his first game which his team accomplished.

“However, we had some glitches during the game; we must clean up if we want to reach our ultimate goal. We will work hard again these few days and put a game plan together that we as coaches believe would give us the best chance to get all three points in our next game at Atlantic City FC. We are definitely looking forward to building from yesterday’s positive performance,” he said.

Coach Turay will be hoping to secure another win in his second match when they travel to the Stockton University Stadium in New Jersey to face Atlantic City FC on Saturday. This will be the first meeting between the two sides and the series will now be known as the Benjamin Franklin Derby. Source: http://www.juniorlonestarfc.org/

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Anthony Kokoi is an award-winning Liberian sports journalist who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. He has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is a full member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL) and the Press Union of Liberia (PUL). He is a promoter of young talents and grassroots sports. Contacts: Email Address: kokoianthony@gmail.com WhatsApp: +231886772325


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