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LFA League intensifies with more dramas

Kolubah Zayzay/Benjamin S. Taingay

(elbcradio.com/June 16, 2015)-The Liberia Football Association (LFA) league fixture was marred by drama at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS).

The incident took place Sunday, June 14, 2015 in Central Monrovia when Invincible Eleven (IE) took on league defending champions, BYC.
Referee Isaac Montgomery issued five red cards in the match, as the two sides battled out for a 2-2 draw.

The Defending champions suffered most of the punishments in that match, collecting four of the red cards, thus ending the game down to seven men.  BYC was forced to use midfielder, Amara Sackor, in goal after their goalkeeper was red carded and they had no substitute keeper on the bench.

Amara Sackor should have been send off after receiving two yellow cards in the match, but Ref. Montgomery  play cool, despite IE’s technical team protesting. The Blue Warriors were in the lead two goals to zero before the red cards began flowing.

Shoila Deco leveled the scored for IE from the penalty spot in the 84th minute after BYC was reduced at that juncture to eight men.
One of IE’s players was sent off just before the penalty was given.

Down by four men, BYC took control of the match for the remaining minutes, but IE’s goalkeeper was superb in denying the Blue Warriors four clear chances.

The red cards did not come as a result of serious infringements, but as a result of indiscipline attitudes from the players. Referee Montgomery has, so far, issued a total of eight red cards in his last two matches in the ongoing national league.

The result of the BYC/IE match means, the two teams are still without a win this season. Sunday’s first game at the ATS saw a ten-man Jubilee FC forced a 1-1 draw against Watanga FC.
 

Jubilee remains at the top of Group A on four points and goal difference, ahead of Monrovia Club Breweries. The Breweries defeated Nimba United 2-1 in Kakata Sunday to grab their first win of the season.
 

Saturday, Amardia Kawua scored a hat-trick to inspire Keitrace FC to a convincing 5-1 win over new comers, Aries FC. Dominic Jlateh scored a brace as rejuvenating LISCR FC defeated FC Fassell 3-1 Saturday, June 14 in the last game at the ATS.

 

Coach Cooper Sannoh’s change of tactics saw LISCR take the lead in front of a determined Soccer Missionaries. It was bad news for LPRC Oilers for the 1-0 defeat they received from NPA Anchors who started their own campaign on a sour note.

In the second division, Sesay FC held BYC to a 0-0 draw, while Small Town FC staged a 1-0 wins over Joy Conquerors.

 

 

 

 


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