Matchweek 8 Preview: LISCR to Face-off Salient Freeport in Titanic Clash as Kwado host Barrolle

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The 2021/22 LFA Orange National 1st Division League continues with another set of matches (Match-day 8) taking place simultaneously across six match venues on Thursday, 30 December 2021 with 3:30 PM set as kickoff time.

One of the biggest happenings of the day is the matchup involving league leaders Freeport FC against 2nd-placed LISCR.

LISCR will face the Porters in a massive clash at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) in Monrovia.

The Go Greens have been impeccable since the start of the campaign recording four wins and three draws from 7 league games.

But they will be without their star man and the league’s current top scorer Gibson Freeman today due to a red card suspension from their last match.

Freeman was the lone scorer for Freeport in their 1-1 draw against Oilers back on Tuesday. He was unable to end that contest after being shown a direct red card for an intentional handball.

The Shipping boys of LISCR have also been on a front foot in the 2021/22 league season after four wins, two draws, and a single defeat so far. They are just a point (14) behind Freeport (15).

The match is going to be a cracker with Freeport looking to maintain their lead atop the standings. A win will put LISCR two points ahead of the Greens.

LISCR lost 2-1 to Freeport in a Match-day 3 encounter last season at the same ground with the Shipping boys serving as host again. This clearly shows that LISCR are not only going for three points, but they are also up for a revenge after bowing to a mind-blowing defeat in their first meeting last campaign.

Title holders LPRC Oilers will be up against 6th-placed Monrovia Club Breweries at the TUSA Mini-pitch in Gardnersville.

The champions have been on a pretty slow pace this season after managing a single win after 7 league games. The Oil boys are currently positioned 8th on the log just two steps and 4 points away from the relegation zone.

Club Beer currently sit midway (6th-placed) on the table with 11 points.

Invincible Eleven (IE) will battle Nimba United in a fight for survival at the George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg. Both sides currently lay bottom of the table in the relegation territory.

IE sit 10th on the twelve teams’ table with United stationed 11th on four points respectively. A win for either side in this contest will muster their hope of retaining their stay in the topflight.

In another Match-day’s encounter, bottom Club Sandi FC are gearing up to host Yekepa giants Heaven Eleven at the Nancy B. Doe Stadium in Kakata.

The Yekepa giants found a win against Nimba United back on Tuesday in a rescheduled fixture to move 7th on the table with 9 points from 7 games.

The win was the second for the Gangra boys this season.

Sandi are least (12th) on the table with 4 points so far.

Another crunch encounter of the day is the fight between 5th-placed Watanga and 3rd-placed Bea Mountain at the SKD Practice Pitch in Paynesville.

The Gold boys have been a top-notch side this season enjoying a stellar form and establishing themselves as one of the title contenders.

On the other hand, host Watanga have been resistant to defeat in their last league encounters which has pushed them fifth on the ladder with just four points away from the top spot.

A win for either side in this crucial contest will take them closer to the table.

Nimba Kwado will square off against visitors Mighty Barrolle in an epic showdown at the Nimba Stadium in Sanniquellie.

This will be the second visit for the Rollers to Nimba. Their last visit was one-all draw against Yekepa-based Heaven Eleven last month.

Kwado go into this tough match fourth on the table with 12 points after 7 matches. Visiting side Barrolle are ninth on the log (6 points) just a step above the drop.

Home side Kwado need this win as they push for the peak. At the same time, the Kanyan Pepper boys are opting for a win in their quest to move upward in the standings and get some breathing space from the red zone.

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