Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Drought Over

IE secures first victory in LFA national league after Knock-out victory against BYC, but remains in relegation zone….

A.      Macaulay Sombai, macaulay. {077217428}

Striker Kpenyen Doe on Tuesday brought hope to the Invincible Eleven (IE) Majestic Sports Association after lifting his team from 1-0 down to defeat Tony FC in a thrilling 2-1 premiership fight at the Nancy Doe sports ground in Kakata, Margibi County.
The victory increases IE’s points to 15 from 14 games with a pressing need to win their remaining five matches if an escape from the relegation zone is a dying wish.
 Tony FC who are presently at the bottom of the table with six points from 14 matches cannot escape relegation even if they miraculously win their remaining five matches of the season.
Second division league leaders Gardnersville FC failed to be crowned as second division champions after settling for a 1-1 draw with Gedi Ambassadors in the day’s opening match at the Nancy Doe sports Ground in Kakata.
St. Paulina FC suffered a 6-0 defeat at the hands of Small Town FC in the day’s second division clash at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
Lawrence Paygar scored a hat-trick while Fredison Sedemu, Fred Swar and Elijah Nycane scored the remaining three goals.
St. Joseph Warriors demolished Exodus 4-1 in the first division. Prince Wilson scored the opener for the Warriors in the 35th minute while Paul Reeves ensured the second and fourth goals in the 48th and 83rd minutes.
A penalty spot-kick by Emmanuel Gray in the 80th minute ensured the third goal after teammate Paul Reeves was brought down in the penalty area of Exodus FC.
Abdullah Keita scored Exodus’ consolation goal in the 47th minute of the encounter.
St. Joseph Warriors’ Coach Roberts Wayee praised his players for the victory and admonished them to continue winning in-order to maintain their status at the first division level.
“Our target now is to maintain our first division status and not qualify for the premiership because we have not been performing to expectation,” said coach Wayee. 

Cyrus Miller Captain of Exodus blamed his team’s poor performance on the lack of support which has led to their failure to train ahead of league matches.
“We are not getting the necessary support that players should get from their officials and so we don’t practice together. We only come together time for game and that has led us to where we are today,” the captain emphasized.    
FC AK lost 1-0 to Gedi and Sons FC in the premiership’s last battle at the ATS.
This victory increases Gedi and Sons points to 14 from 13 matches while FC AK remains at 18 points from 15 games.