Around LFA Celcomm League match day 5 - with Augustus Audekina-Doe
The Liberia Football Association (LFA) national league continues it round five activities.
in the day's first match, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, Senior Pro. proves to be the most outstanding club now in the female division, as they wiped Island Queens 13-1.
The second match is between Blanco and Determine Girls......the two settled to a 2-2 draw
FC Fassell forces Keitrace to a 1-1 draw
The “Soccer Missionaries” held contender, Keitrace to a 1-1 deadlock in a Liberia Football Association (LFA) fifth round, first-leg Championship clash at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on Saturday evening.
FC Fassell seized the second draw of the league, having grabbed the first against Barrack Young Controller at the same venue.
FC Fassell is now prematurely seated at the top of the league table with 11 points out of five matches played, above BYC who is yet to honor her fifth league match of the season.
Jackson Punishes Liscr FC
Last season runners up, LISCR FC suffered its third straight defeat of the season at the famous Antoinette Tubman Stadium yesterday, losing to newly promoted side Holder FC, who finished the match with 10-man.
Having previously lost 1-0 to LPRC Oiler and fierce rival Barrack Young Controller (BYC) on similar score line, newly signed coach, Robert Lartey alias ‘Coach Pella’ was expected to grab all three points to revive his title challenge after been held to a shock goalless draw by Keitrace FC on match day four.
But to the dismay to club president Mustapha Raji, the shipping boys handed Holder FC its first top flight win after wasting several scoring chances including James Richardson’s penalty missed.
The striker was denied from the spot in the 62nd minute by Holder FC shot stopper, Gballey Wilson. penalty goal was enough to see his side, LISCR FC punished by First Division new boys, Holder FC.
LISCR title hope suffered stumbling block in the 74th minute, when Jestino Jackson tipped in a Wilson Touyou through ball that beat Tommy Songo for the match lone goal.
The attacker could have increased the tally in the 80th minute but Tommy Songo managed to clear ball after Jackson outran his defense to face him one-on-one.
Holder FC was reduced to 10-man after Matthew Johnson was handed a second yellow in the 88th minute.
The Shipping Boys failed to make use of their numerical advantage in the two minutes regulat time plus seven minutes of added time, as Robert Lartey’s men remains on four points in the league table after five rounds of league matches.
Judge Holder’s boys move up to 3rd place in the table on nine points having won two matches, drew three, and lost one.
In other results from the second division, Small Town pinned Nimba County based Sidina FC 3-1 at the Nancy B. Doe stadium in Kakata, Margibi County. The match was Adolph Lawrence’s men of the season.
The Logan Town based outfit was one of the five clubs that were deregistered and later pardoned by the Liberia Football Association in the name of football development.
At the Blue Field in the PHP Community, Barrack Young Controller-II achieve it first win of the season with a comfortable 3-1 win over another reinstated club, Monrovia Club Breweries.
Sidina Fc ends goal drought, but is yet to get a win.... Lost to Small Town 3-1
This sanniquellie based second division outfit Sidina Fc yesterday fell prey to Small Town Fc at the Nancy B. Doe stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.
Small Town Fc who were reinstated into the second division after three round of matches managed to salvage all three points against league strugglers Sidina Fc. Sidina Fc looked well composed during the early stage of the match but later lost composure giving Small Town Fc chance to control the match.
Prince Yeanaye picked up the first yellow card of the match after 19 minutes of play for a dangerous tackle around the half way line.
Goal keeper Junior Yeanaye kept the hope of Sidina Fc alive after a shot from the #7 of Small Town was brilliantly saved.
Marcus Gbalazeh wasted Sidina's Fc first chance that could have placed them in the lead by placing the ball wide over the cross bar in the 26 minutes. Sidina Fc missed another goal scoring chance after a cross from Emmanuel PAYE was again wasted by Marcus Gbalazeh.
Small Town Fc got the curtain raiser after 39 minutes of play through a cross from the left flank that was chip into goal by the #7 after a miscoordination from Central defender John Wesseh Doe and Goalkeeper Junior Yeanaye. Sidina Fc had a set piece in the 18 yard box after the goal keeper of Small Town handled a pass from his central defender. Sidina Fc newboy Emmanuel Brown could have marked his debut with a goal but squandered the opportunity by placing the ball over the cross bar.
Back from the break, Small Town FC continued their attacking form which saw the pacey winger dribble past three Sidina FC players on the right flank and was brought down in the 18yards box by Captain Josephus Mantor, which resulted into a yellow card and penalty. The spot kick was converted to a goal by the #7 making it 2-0 after 3 minutes into the second half.
Sidina FC introduce Perry Yini for Prince Yeanaye 5 minutes into the second half to help in the midfield department.
Goalkeeper Junior Yeanaye made a brilliant save in the 9 minute of the second half by denying a shot from the #7 of Small town fc that was taken from the edge of the 18 yard box.
Nyan Laywehyee was introduced in the 11 minute of the second half for Prince Sam Jr. who had very little impact in the match. Small town GC controlled much of the match but lost pace giving Sidina FC chance to push forward.
Marcus Gbalazeh made a beautiful attempt on Christopher Weeks corner with an over head kick which deflected on the small town Fc defender for another corner.
Captain Josephus Mantor missed the goal by inch through a beautiful head up from a Christopher Weeks corner.
Small town increase the scoreline to 3-0 after 78 minutes of play after a shot from the #4 was misdirected by John Wesseh Doe.
Substitute Nyan Laywehyee pull one back with a shot from a Chris Weeks cross which went straight into the roof of the goal post. Christopher Weeks was very instrumental in the match going forward on many occasions delivering crosses.
Sidina FC fell prey to Small town Fc 3-1.
Watanga Celebrates First Win
After three draws and a defeat, Watanga picked up its first win of the new season in grand style yesterday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, thrashing ELWA United 6-1.
A brace from Emmanuel Flomo and goals from Abraham Kuyateh, Trokon Joshua, Leon Quamie and Kelvin Potis were enough to give Andy Quamie’s men all three points for the first time this season.
Kuyateh opened the pool in the 27th minute when he converted Trokon Joshua’s connection.
Joshua himself following suit in the 29th minute to increase the lead to 2-0 after he beated Stanley Natt in the goal for ELWA United.
Coach Isaac Jallah side was handed further blow in the 36th minute as they were reduced to 10 men.
Leon Quamie added his name to the scoresheet from the penalty spot in the 39th minute to make it 3-0.
ELWA missed out the chance to pull one back after informed James Galleh denied Issac Jallah men 43 minute’s penalty.
Carlos William immediately punished Rufus Looh’s boys when he dribbled passed the entire defense to comfortably connect Emmanuel Flomo who netted home Watanga the fourth goal on the afternoon to end the first stanza 4-0.
Flomo added one more in the 57th minute from a free-kick at the edge of the box that deflected on the post after pacing through ELWA United wall to complete his brace.
Christian Doe pulled one back for United in the 76 minute with a see-saw kick that caught excellent James Galleh unaware.
Substitute Kelvin Potis completed the scoreline three minutes to center referee Jerry Yeken whistle from a Jacob Goe connection.
The win has put Watanga fourth on the league table behind Holder FC who has nine points.