The reigning champions of Orange National League First Division, LPRC Oilers, are closed to being crown champions for the second time after recording an impressive 3-1 win over Nimba United at the George Weah Technical in Careysburg in a Match-day 21 encounter on Sunday, May 9, 2021.
Oilers came from a goal down in the first half to collect the mind-blowing win over United.
The dramatic comeback still maintained the title holders with a significant one point in charge of the league table ahead of the final match day.
Darlington Suwo lone goal give visiting side United a sensational first half win, thereby putting the league champions under an intense pressure.
However, Oilers turned things around in the second period of the contest after returning from recess as Terry Sackor’s brace and a lone goal from Randy Dukuly sealed the commanding 3-1 win for the champions.
The dramatic win now put Copper Sannoh’s and his men on course for a second league title in a row with one game to go.
LPRC have a total 43 points after 21 games this season. They are one point ahead of LISCR and 3 above Nimba Kwado.
They will be hosted by Nimba FC at the Gompa Sports Stadium on the final match-day as they fight to defend the crown successively.
Meanwhile, title rivals LISCR FC demolished NPA Anchors 5-1 at the TUSA Field in the Township of Gardnersville as they continue to press forward in a fight to dethrone the title holders.
LISCR now remained close-up behind the Oilers with a single point deficit as there remain only 3 points to fight for in the campaign.
As it stands, LISCR will have to win their last game of the campaign against Monrovia Club Breweries and hope that Nimba FC defeat or draw against the Oilers.
Alloy Brown scored his 11th goal of the season to ensure that Nimba Kwado win the 3 points in Sanniquellie.
Though is was a bit dramatic from the start in Sanniquellie, but the solo goal from Brown helped Kwado to slimly outrun relegated Small Town FC 1-0.
The win still Keeps Ton Pea Mea at the Third spot with 3 points behind First-placed LPRC Oilers who appeared to be champions elect of the league holding the current stand constant.
It was a heartbreaking moment in Kinjor, Grand Capemount County as host Bea Mountain fell prey to Monrovia Club Breweries for the second time this season.
It ended 2-1 for the visitors as Festus Blapoh scored all two goals for Club Breweries before Lassana Sesay netted in a consolation for the home side, yet a point could not be rescued by them.
Both sides were reduced by a man each to red card before the last whistle.
Despite the defeat, the Gold boys are sitting Fourth on the table with 35 points, whilst Club Breweries increased their tally to 29 keeping them 7th on the ladder.
Mighty Barrolle defeated Nimba FC 3-2 to keep save from relegation threat.
The Nimba boys got an opener through Asher Martin in the 24th minute of play, but the Rollers found an equalizer through Lawson Wesseh just minute before the first half break.
Jack Blemah hit in a brilliant finished following a floppy defending from Nimba FC 7 minutes into second half to give the Keyan Pepper Boys their first lead of the match.
After uncountable number of missed chances from the two teams in front the goal, Nimba FC again had an opportunity to make things leveled as Referee Moses Forkpah pointed at the spot to award a penalty to the home side for a careless foul committed by the defense of Barrolle.
Goalkeeper Vinah Smith punched in an equalizer for the second time in the match in the 88th minute with the kick from the mark.
Moments later, the visitors stole the show as Ralph George converted a kick from the spot in the stoppage time to end the match 3-2 in favor of Mighty Barrolle.
Barrolle moved 6th placed on the table with 30 points after Freeport failed to maintain a win against Watanga at the ATS.
Watanga FC defeated Freeport FC 2-1 to revenge a 2-0 setback they suffered during the first phase of the season.
With the win today, Watanga remained firmly positioned at the 5th step on the table.
Freeport slipped down to Eighth-placed with 27 points.