The Shipping Boys (LISCR FC) yesterday went level on points with league champions BYC after narrowly defeating knockout champions Monrovia Club Breweries at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Following their one-all draw against Nimba United in their last league match, LISCR’s Coach Teppah Mennah made four changes from his side that played in that match.
Prince Urey, who got the equalizer for the Shipping Boys (LISCR) against Nimba United as a substitute, was selected in Coach Manneh’s starting lineup, replacing striker Trokon Myers; Momo Kiadi replaced Daniel Woto in left-back, while Richard Lloyd and Emmanuel Lamina replaced Grosso Sloboh and Howard Brigman in center and right-back positions respectively.
A late first half goal from LISCR’s striker Christopher Jackson, which was the striker’s third goal of the league, sealed the team’s third win in the ongoing Cellcom National League season that increased their points to 13 and five goals out of seven matches-similar to BYC who are in 2nd place due to a goal difference.
Knockout champions Club Breweries after going down through a first half goal, mounted pressure on the Shipping Boys in an attempt to secure a point, or end the unbeaten run of their opponents, but did not convert their goal scoring chances.
The Club Breweries defeat heaped additional frustration on the team and their supporters, following their defeat in their international friendly against FC Johnassen on Tuesday at the Blue Field.
The defeat has caused some supporters to express doubt over the team’s performance ahead of their CAF Champions league match against Algerian side, 1946 JSK next Friday.
In the day’s late match, Watanga FC narrowly defeated Church Boys (Jubilee FC) after Chauncey Freeman netted in a through pass from Marlee Roberts in the 51st minute.
Both teams missed their goal scoring opportunities in the first half.
Watanga FC returned to the second half having better control over possessions that resulted in a goal.
Jubilee, having defeated LPRC Oilers in their last league match, lost all three points in this their fourth defeat of the season.
The league will continue tomorrow with ELWA United going against LPRC Oilers in the first encounter, while Keitrace FC will be wishing to move up to fourth when they face “points donors” Invincible Eleven.