It was one of the best moments this season for Liberia’s traditional club, Mighty Barrolle after frustrating champion club Barrack Young Controllers (BYC) with a 2-0 victory at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium on Saturday.
A goal apiece from strikers Sam Jackson and Julius Woto in each half helped the “Kayan Pepper Boys” complete their back-to-back win over the Go Blue Boys in the championship.
Defending champions BYC fell prey to Mighty Barrolle in the first leg after Barrolle came from behind twice to overturn the score 3-2 that recorded their first win of the season after three consecutive defeats.
Lorenzo Wilkins, striker Woto, and Moses Cooper got the goals for Barrolle.
It was the hope of BYC to repay the Rollers for their first home defeat of the season, however, strikers Jackson and Woto’s goals were sufficient for the Kanyan Pepper Boys to collect their second three points.
Barrolle’s victory marked one of their best moments after previously upsetting their traditional rivals, Invincible Eleven 2-1 in Liberia’s oldest rivalry clash on Sunday, June 25.
The win over IE also recorded their back-to-back victory over their oldest rivals.
Not only did the win over BYC give the Rollers their first two consecutive victories, it also saw the team leaving the relegation zone with 20 points out of 19 games.
They are now three points ahead of LPRC Oilers that will take on league leaders FC Fassel in their next encounter.
On the other hand, the result was another blow for BYC after failing to leave their fourth position from two matches. In their previous match against Watanga, Coach Robert Lartey’s boys failed to collect all three points after Watanga came from behind twice to force them to a 2-2 draw at the Blue Field.
BYC now have 33 points after nine wins, five draws and five losses from 19 matches and are seated third on the league table.
IE 3-3 Nimba United
Earlier in the first game the “Sunshine Yellow Boys,” Invincible Eleven came from a 3-1 down in the first half to force the “Mountaineers,” Nimba United to a 3-3 draw.
A hat trick from midfielder Darlington Sumo in the first half and a consolation goal from Augustus Tanyoun in the 32nd minute sent Coach Abraham Sese’s United for a relaxing break.
Midfielder Sumo, who also got the lone goal for the Mountaineers in the first leg of the FA Cup quarter-final clash with Keitrace FC, got his brace in the 10th and 30th minutes after striker Tanyoun of IE got the consolation goal in the 32nd minute and later completed his hat trick in the 34th minute.
After the half-time break, the Yellow Boys, seated at the bottom of the table, kept their focus to make a difference in the second half.
Two minutes on the clock from the start of the second half, the Yellow Boys through Sekou Kamara got the second goal to make it 3-2 for the relegation-threatened team.
Despite conceding an earlier goal in the second half, the Mountaineers’ defensive strategy could not prevent their opponents from getting the equalizer. Striker Robert Jackson got the much-anticipated equalizer in the 75th minute, with 15 minutes to end the full 90 minutes.
IE still remain at the bottom of the league table with eight points from 19 games, while Nimba United remain in the fifth position with 31 points.