LISCR FC force LPRC Oilers to 2-2 draw
FC Fassel’s first championship celebration was yesterday delayed by Invincible Eleven (IE) when they conceded a 0-2 loss to the already relegated Sunshine Yellow Boys (IE) at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
A goal a piece from Sekou Kamara and Augustus Toryon recorded the Yellow Boys’ third win of the season, out of 20 league matches.
The victory delayed the title celebration for the Soccer Missionaries after second place LISCR FC drew with LPRC Oilers in the first encounter.
The LISCR result reduced the margin between the top two sides to five points, and FC Fassel only needed a win to be named champions of the season.
The five-point margin now forces FC Fassel to secure a win in their match against third place Monrovia Club Breweries.
LISCR came from two goals down in the first half to level things up with LPRC Oilers, after the relegation threatened Oilers failed to maintain their lead in the first half.
Sam Jadoe and Abenesous Solo, who scored from the spot, put Oilers on the path of breaking LISCR’s unbeaten record and also escaping the relegation zone, but as Gambian Coach Tapha Manneh earlier told sports journalists, his side only enters the field of play for two options: a win or draw, and his half time team talk with his players brought changes to the match after Morris Varmoh reduced the goal deficit to one in the 47th minute.
The long awaited equalizer came through striker Christopher Jackson’s header in the 52nd minute to save the day for the Shipping Boys.
An opportunity for the Shipping Boys to collect all three points came midway into the second half after they were awarded a penalty, but striker Prince Urey could not get the winner.
Coach Manneh has meanwhile expressed frustration over the result, adding: “We were unfortunate, because the game was ours.”
The result was also a welcoming one for Mighty Barrolle, seated in the 9th position – two points above the relegation zone. This means LPRC Oilers remains in the relegation zone with 18 points out of 20 matches, with two games left to play.
It will be another intriguing encounter to watch when LISCR take on Invincible Eleven, who are already relegated, but have vowed to win their remaining games.