Sunday, 24 April 2011

Magnificent Victory

Barrack Young Controllers parachuted from 2-0 down to defeat Nimba United 3-2 in LFA premiership
A.      Macaulay Sombai, {077217428}

Claudius Morris, James Walatee and James Power ensured three solid goals that sealed a victory never to be forgotten by fans and officials of Barrack Young Controllers (BYC).

The trio parachuted from a 2-0 lead to defeat Nimba United 3-2 in the Liberia Football Association (LFA) National League Premiership Competition. The match, which kept fans and spectators at the edge of their seats, was played at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia on Sunday.
 Claudius Morris scored BYC’s first goal in the 55th minute through a terrific shot after receiving a splendid pass from James Walatee. The equalizer came in the 61st minute with another super shot from James Walatee, while James Power scored the winning goal through a penalty kick after striker Andrew Swaray was brought down in the penalty box of Nimba United.
John Kerkula and George Allison put Nimba United ahead in the 4th and 7th minute respectively and held onto both goals up to the first 45 minutes but could not stand the force and tactics of the BYC strikers in the thunderous second half of the match.
The victory has placed BYC one point adrift league leaders LISCR FC who are seated at the top of the table with 31 points, after both teams have played 14 games each.
Nimba United have also played 14 matches but have only secured 24 points.
In other league matches played over the weekend, Invincible Eleven (IE) who just won the Knock-out Championship, suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Monrovia Club Breweries at the Nancy Doe sports ground in Kakata, Margibi County.
The defeat means IE still remains in the relegation zone. 
Vinton Professional beat Zelor FC 1-0 in the first division.
 Aries won Roza 2-0 in the second division battle in Unification Town’s only match.
Earlier on Friday, Watanga FC defeated Mighty Blue Angels 1-0 in the premiership at the Nancy Doe sports ground in Kakata, Diamond FC and Georgian FC played to a goalless draw in the second division in Unification Town’s only clash.
Zelor FC defeated survivors FC 2-1 in the first division while Gedi and Sons settled to a 1-1 draw with Tony FC in the premiership at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
 Jubilees FC were 1-0 winners against UMC Roots in Saturday’s only league game which was played at the ATS.