Frustration continued in the camp of Mighty Barrolle as they lost their third consecutive match in the Cellcom National League.
The Rollers, having lost their first two matches, yesterday failed to secure a point by losing 1-0 to the Church Boys of Jubilee at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
Jubilees recovered from their 4-0 defeat to BYC in week-2 and got an early lead through striker Jimmy Gray in the 11th minute that sealed the team’s second three points.
Barrolle made their first attempt when midfielder Moses Cooper missed a header from close range.
Despite conceding an early goal, the Kayan Pepper Boys kept the pressure on their opponents, with midfielder Cooper missing another chance for the equalizer.
Jubilee kept their defensive posture to maintain their one goal lead.
Jubilee’s goalkeeper, Augustine Bulleh, and Barrolle’s midfielder, Aliue Kamara, were both sent off in extra time after they clashed.
The three points will see Jubilee move to third place with 6 points out of three matches, while Barrolle remain at the bottom of the table.
Meanwhile, Barrolle’s coach Trance Dixon attributed his team’s failure to the lack of support for the club.
In a post-match interview with this newspaper, Coach Dixon said the team is going through lots of difficulties, and further called on well-meaning supporters to rally support for the club.
“I would like to call on the fans of Barrolle to continue their support as they did during our challenging time in the 2nd division,” Coach Dixon added.
Players of the team have meanwhile said they are going to boycott their next match if the leadership of the club does not meet their needs.
“We do not have enough time to practice; sometimes we practice once a week. We cannot leave our busy schedules and come to sacrifice for the team and don’t get the needed support,” player Sam Johnson said expressing his frustration.
According to the players, they are yet to see the presence of their president, Eugene Nagbe.
The league continues today at the ATS with Paynesville based ELWA United taking on champions BYC.
Jubilee’s win has pushed ELWA United to 8th place; a win for them will see the team among the top four, while a win for BYC will move the team to first place on the league table.