Matchweek-9 Roundup: Oilers, LISCR Suffer First Defeat in 2022 as B. Mountain Beat Sandi 2-1 to Move top of League Table


The title race of the 2021/22 Orange 1st Division continues to tense-up after dramatic happenings on Matchday-9 with two games left before curtains come down on the league’s first phase.

Grand Cape Mount-based Bea Mountain have become the new league leaders for the first time since November following a phenomenal 2-1 home win over bottom side Sandi FC on Thursday evening in Kinjor.

It now five wins on the road for the Gold boys as they moved two points clear over Freeport who have a match in hand against title rivals Nimba Kwado.

Meanwhile, league champions LPRC Oilers opened the New Year with a heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to bottom Club Nimba United a side that has been struggling for form this season.

United opened the surprise package for title holders at the North Star Stadium on Thursday evening bringing to total two wins in 9 league games for them.

It was also the second defeat of the season for the reigning champions after failing to find a win against United in their last two visits at the North Star having bowed to a 2-0 defeat to the same side last season.

It was another dramatic evening at the ATS where Monrovia Club Breweries humiliated title contenders LISCR FC two goals to nil.

The win brought to total four this season for Breweries as they climbed Fifth in the queue with 14 points.

Despite the defeat, LISCR remain positioned at the Third spot in the league’s standings.

Watanga FC returned to winning ways with their fourth win of the campaign after a hammering 3-0 win away to Mighty Barrolle at the Doris Williams in Grand Bassa.

The resounding triumph pushed Watanga Fourth on the table tied on points with Club Beer.

Meanwhile, the Kanyan Pepper boys dropped in the relegation territory with 7 points.

This result means the Rollers are still without a win this season; they have recorded 7 draws alongside two defeats in 9 league games.

In Yekepa, host Heaven Eleven held on hard to maintain an undefeated home record with their fourth draw of the season thanks to an 1-1 draw against visitors Invincible Eleven (I E) at the grounds of the EB Stadium.

The crucial draw put the Sunshine Yellow boys a step above the drop (10th-placed) with 8 points, whilst the Yekepa giants lay at the Eighth spot on 10 points.


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