Barrolle Hard to handle, BYC Confesses
..... Fail to get a win again
By Augustus Audeknia-Doe
Liberia’s representative to this year’s Confederation Cup, Barrack Young Controller II poor form in the second tier of Liberian football continues, as the Baby Go Blue struggled to find it first win of the new league season.
The continental hopeful has managed just two points from possible nine, having conceded two draws and a defeat in three matches thus far.
The feeder side of first division club Barrack Young Controller known for making history won the Liberia Football Association Knockout competition last year and defeated champion club, Nimba United in the Super Cup earlier this year to earn the double champs title.
However, the team has struggled for form under new coach Emmanuel Kaykay, former assistant to Robert Lartey at BYC.
For the second time this season, Kaykay boys failed to snack the maximum points at home, as they were held to a frustrating 1-1 by Mighty Barrolle, having lost to Gardnersville FC 2-1 at the same venue on matchday one.
Lauranzo Watkings' wonder strike put the ‘Rollers’ in front after 14 minutes, a lead the ‘Kenyan Pepper’ boys held into the break.
But the home team leveled through substitute Christian Doe in the 73rd minute after excellent ball coordination.
BYC II dominated the early stages of the game but was denied by Mighty Barrolle goalkeeper Tito Wesseh, who made several outstanding saves.
Interestingly, the one piece of Liberia’s traditional club work out the Go Blue Boys on the own soil as if they have never played football.
after bringing on board new breed of players from the County Meet, BYC- II is still struggling to find balance between the defense and attack under Coach Kaykay.
Coach Kaykay featured David Paye, Kweku Messah and Cyrus Harmond, all members of the Grand Bassa side that won the just ended National County Meet.
But the new signings, who penned two seasons deal each were unable to get Liberia Confederation Cup representative back to winning way.
Solomon Yarweh and Sam Johnson were red carded for in the 90th minute, as both team ended the match with 10-man each.