Nimba United defeats Jubilee 2-1
A lone goal from former Barrack Young Controllers striker Trokon Myers on Sunday saw the Shipping Boys of LISCR FC nailing the Go Blue Boys 1-0 in the ongoing LFA 1st Division League at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
After a goalless first half that was dominated by the Go Blue Boys that continued into the second half, striker Myers got the lone goal in the 76th minute after left-back Daniel Woto’s cross was directed into the back of the net after deflecting the ball with his stomach.
BYC in the first half created several goal scoring opportunities but LISCR’s and national team goalkeeper Tommy Songo denied BYC through brilliant saves of shots from skipper Van-Dave Harmon and striker Randy Dukuly’s attempts.
Goalkeeper Songo was substituted in the 37th minute after springing to send striker Dukuly’s header over the crossbar.
BYC maintained their form until the second half by mounting more pressure on their opponents through forward Prince Saydee who kept providing crosses from the right flank, but there was no one at the end to make good use of them.
It became late for Coach Cooper Sannah and his boys after the Shipping Boys got the lone goal in the 76th minute.
The match featured 12 of the 25 local players recently called up by national team Coach James Debbah with nine (four from LISCR and five from BYC) of them forming part of their teams’ starting lineups.
In a post-match interview, LISCR’s Coach Tapha Manneh’s lauded his players for the win and added that the win was vital to his side as they close the gap on league leaders FC Fassel.
Coach Manneh made just a single change from his side that secured their 4-3 win against Watanga in their previous match.
Striker Christopher Jackson returned to the starting XI (eleven) after a brief spell away due to injury, replacing striker Prince Urey, while striker Myers dropped down the right wing in the 4-1-4-1 system introduced by Coach Manneh.
The result moved LISCR to second (2nd) place on the league table with 26 points out of 14 matches- five points behind the league leaders, while BYC dropped to fourth (4th) position with 24 points out of 13 matches with a game on hand.
In the day’s first encounter Invincible Eleven (IE) secured their second win of the season after a 2-1 victory over ELWA United that recorded United’s second defeat against IE.
Despite the win for the Sunshine Yellow Boys, they remained at the bottom of the league table with seven points out of 14 matches.
In the other fixture at the North Star Sports pitch in Mount Barclay, the Mountaineers moved to the sixth place (6th) on the league table, following their 2-1 triumph over the Church Boys of Jubilee.
Jubilee dropped to seventh (7th) in the table with 19 points out of 14 matches.