Dean Scores First Top Flight Goal
By Augustus Audekina-Doe
Edward Dean scored a gymnastic goal to help Nimba United earned a 2-2 draw against the Sensational LPRC Oilers at NorthStar Stadium on Sunday.
Dean earned himself a place in history by scoring his first ever goal in the Liberia Football Association National Top flight League for Nimba United.
The lad rescued the Mountaineers at the hands of the ‘Oil Boys’ with an instinctive set-piece placement at the NorthStar Stadium.
The Right-back in the 54th minute of the match placed the ball far left pocket of the net, behind unnoticed Saylee Swen to register his name on the scoring sheet.
The goal is also to first for Dean at Nimba United, as he record his two years of stay at the club.
The goal, Dean admits, would not be found in any top-stylish finishes of his career, but its gravitas transcends any form of beauty.
"Whatever happens, wherever I am, that will be the one moment fans Nimba United will remember me for," Dean.
“I feel very good and want to urge my team mates that we can do better in the league”.
The Mountaineers Held Oilers to a Forceful 2-2 draw
Kollie Korvy suffered his first setback as Nimba United held a forceful 2-2 draw against the Sensational LPRC Oilers Sunday to slip two out of three points in their opener of the national league.
Edmond Borloh made a fine save to block Freeman Mulbah first effort, but the ball eventually fell to Peter Sieh right foot on the edge of the area to unleash a volley back in field.
Titus Cooper cross within the penalty area sets up Adetu Evanonye, who controls the ball brilliantly before shooting past Oilers 'keeper Saylee Swen, to score the opener for Nimba United in Liberia National league after 12 minutes of league action.
However, Gabriel Johns’ men got the equalizer in the 25 minutes from time when Andrew Dorley appeared onto Lamin Jenneh and goalkeeper Edmond Borloh who poorly calculate a craw for Sulaiman Kamara to tap home his first goal of the season.
Jennie also sent a header wide when unmarked from point blank range and Oilers goal keeper, Swen was allowed to get the ball from behind the goal post.
The both side maintained the score line 1-1 until the first half break.
Back from break, the visitors slowly began to take control and Patrick Jackson missed a huge chance to increase the tally when he scuffed his shot wide with just Borloh to beat.
Nimba United also snubs the chance to move back on top the game as they failed to break down the goal line after Cooper dribble through the defense of Oiler but Swen was there to make a save.
Mulbah Freeman give Oiler the lead in the 51 minute before Nimba United the Right-back in the 54th minute of the match placed the ball far left pocket of the net, behind unnoticed Saylee Swen to rescue his side.
Swen then produced two stunning saves to prevent Adetu and Barrie in as many minutes as the Mountaineers loaded on the pressure in search of a winner.
The draw against LPRC Oilers reflect on Nimba United 2014-2015 league opener when they draw with Watanga FC at home.
The match recorded a debut for Seleame Sholee Quiah, Lamin Jenneh and Amandu Barrie.
James Returns Inspired Watanga FC
The return of James Galley was outstanding between the posts of Watanga FC as the Yellow and Black out-fit force LISCR FC to a 2-2 draw on day one of the league opener at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium.
He saves four one-on-one that denied LISCR their first win of the season.
Two saves from the leg of Fallah Sheriff, one each from Christopher Jackson and Stephen Seaman were on time for the former Aries FC goalkeeper.
James Galley was the man of the match.