First Division Title Race: Oilers’ Unbeaten Run Continues

first_imgWednesday’s result sent Oilers six points ahead of BYC and Watanga FC The deciding moment of the 2018/19 LFA-Orange First Division league is nearing as the league gradually draws to a close.With eight games left to be played, league leaders LPRC Oilers continued their unbeaten run on Wednesday, May 15, at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium after a 1-1 draw against LISCR FC.LISCR FC needed a late goal from Armah Vaikainah to force the league leaders to the one-all draw. The deserving equalizer came in the 85th minute after LISCR intensified the pressure in their attacks with forward Edward Ledlum leading the attack.Oilers had gone ahead in the first half thanks to a 40th minute goal from Dominic Jarteh.LISCR’s equalizer also brought to an end goalkeeper Prince Wlame’s clean sheet streak after keeping eight successive clean sheets and has so far kept 11 in 14 games.The result was not a good one for LISCR as they dropped to the fourth position. However, it was a significant result for Oilers as head Coach Cooper Sannah described LISCR as one of the biggest bridges that he has crossed on his championship journey.“I am partly convinced that my team will go undefeated this season, because LISCR is one of the best clubs as compared to BYC, now that we have them behind us, the other smaller teams, no disrespect to them, we are going to win them,” Coach Sannah said in his post-match interview.Wednesday’s result sent Oilers six points ahead of BYC and Watanga FC that moved up to the third position following their 3-1 against Keitrace FC on Wednesday at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium.In other league games, Barrack Young Controllers stumble along the way after falling to a 2-1 defeat against Nimba United at the North Star Sports pitch in Mount Barclay.Striker Mustapha Lomell, former striker of Nimba United, scored the opener for BYC, before Varney Dukuly and Morris Janteh came to the ‘Mountaineers’ rescue. It was striker Dukuly’s 13th goal out of 14 games, moving level with Christopher Jackson of LISCR FC.United remained in their same fifth position, but are now leveled on points with LISCR FC.Earlier at the ATS, FC Fassell and Monrovia Club Breweries settled to a 1-1. The draw moved Breweries a step above to the sixth position with 17 points out of 14 games, while Fassell remained at the bottom of the table with four points.Elsewhere, relegation battled, Jubilee FC suffered a 2-1 defeat against 9th placed NPA Anchors, while Nimba FC made five consecutive home wins by defeating Small Town FC 2-1 at the Ganta Sports pitch in Ganta, Nimba County.The league will continue on Sunday with another six games taking place at various venues across the country.Sunday, May 19, 2019 Fixtures:LPRC Oilers vs. NPA Anchors -Kakata- 2:00PMKeitrace FC vs. FC Fassell- Kakata- 4:00-PMWatanga FC vs. Nimba United- ATS- 2:00PMSmall Town FC vs. LISCR FC -ATS- 4:00PMBYC vs. Jubilee FC – Blue Field- 4:00PMNimba FC vs. MC Breweries- Ganta- 4:00PMShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Northern Rockies Regional Airport ready for new pay parking lot

first_imgUpgrades to the airport near Fort Nelson were part of the infrastructure projects for which residents recently approved the borrowing of over $50 million.The project includes sub and base gravel work, drainage, a concrete sidewalk and asphalt trail.Tenders must be submitted by August 22, 2013. – Advertisement –last_img

West Ham 3-0 Hull: Hammers return to winning ways with comfortable victory

first_img1 West Ham’s Morgan Amalfitano celebrates West Ham United returned to winning ways with a Jekyll and Hyde display to sweep aside a depleted Hull City side at the Boleyn Ground.After an instantly forgettable first 45 – the Irons players trudging off to boos at half-time – the game burst into life in the second period as the hosts found their early season form to brush the Tigers aside.Three second half goals from Andy Carroll, Morgan Amalfitano and Stewart Downing ensured the hosts secured victory for the first time in five games.Carroll pounced on a goalkeeping error to fire the east-enders ahead four minutes into the second half, the frontman tapping into the empty net.Sam Allardyce’s men then scored two goals in three minutes, as first Amalfitano collected Alex Song’s through ball to finish cleverly over McGregor before Downing finished coolly to wrap up the win moments later.The Hammers, who were booed off despite victory in this fixture last season due to perceived negative play, picked an offensive line-up with Enner Valencia alongside Carroll as Allardyce looked to attack a struggling Hull side.But it was the depleted visitors who started the brighter, with the speedy Sone Aluko causing the Hammers back four early problems, and the Tigers had two penalty appeals turned away by referee Martin Atkinson inside the first three minutes.The English forward, who had the beating of James Tomkins early on, provided another chance on six minutes, turning his man with ease to find Ahmed Elmohamady, who could only side-foot his effort wide when handily placed inside the box.The Egyptian’s effort appeared to wake up the hosts and they twice went close through Aaron Cresswell and Valencia, who both fired wide of the post from distance.After an instantly forgettable first-half, and fresh from a Allardyce-sized flea in the ear, the Hammers broke down the right, with Downing crossing for captain Kevin Nolan who sent a half-volley inches over the crossbar.In their very next attack the Irons finally got the breakthrough, Carroll reacting quickest to following an error by McGregor, who spilled a tame Valencia shot to allow the former Liverpool man to tap the ball home.West Ham should have been 2-0 up ten minutes later, as Noble’s through ball found Valencia, who rolled his man and broke through one-on-one, only to turn around to see the flag up for offside, although replays suggested the Ecuadorian was on.The summer signing really should have doubled the hosts’ advantage as he collected Michael Dawson’s poor clearance but he could only blast his shot into the side netting.But moments later Allardyce’s men did double their lead, man-of-the-match Alex Song’s delightful through ball finding substitute Amalfitano, who raced onto the ball at pace before producing a lovely dinked finish over the ‘keeper for his third goal of the season.By now the Hammers were rampant and Downing made it three with their next attack, the former Middlesbrough man collecting another Song ball to burst through on goal before coolly slotting home to calm any nerves surfacing around Upton Park.The hosts continued to bomb forward as they searched for a fourth with Nolan and Carroll both going close, but those half-time jeers soon turned to full time cheers as the Irons continued their charge for Europe.last_img read more