The 2021/22 Liberia’s premium football league, the Orange 1st Division continues to get tensed up as clubs keep fetching for the domestic glory.
Matchweek-4 was another fascinating one as the league table continues to shape up each match week as the battle for the title heats up.
The day will be well remembered by Grand Cape Mount County’s Gold boys for ravaging one of the League’s traditional sides Invincible Eleven (IE) who made a return to the Top-flight for the first time this season since 2019.
Bea Mountain savaged the Sunshine Yellow boys 3-0 at the George Weah Technical Center in Careysburg on Sunday, 21 November to make their intentions clear as one of the prime title contenders this season.
They become the first and only club in the league this season to secure three wins after 4 match-day encounters.
The well-deserved victory put the Gold boys 2 points clear atop of the prestigious league table. They now have 10 points from four games.
Nimba Kwado defiled all odds against them to beat three-time league champions LISCR FC 2-1 in a classical matchup at the ATS on Sunday in the biggest happening of the day.
The uncompromising visitors started the show in a fashionable form and they soon found the lead against their hosts in the 27th minute with Robert Taylor directing a deliciously served ball from Emmanuel Seah right in the net.
However, the Shipping boys got a quick response to Taylor’s opener with Sheku Sheriff putting in an equaliser 7 minutes later to bring the match back at a leveled score.
Not willing to relent, the Ton Peæ boys piled up more pressure on the home side to take a lead for the second time in the mouthwatering competition this time with Julius Nyanamah scoring right on the stroke of half time.
The first half efforts were enough to see the Nimba giants sealed all 3 points recording their second win of the season.
LISCR (7 points) dropped third on the log behind Bea Mountain and Freeport as Kwado moved fifth by 7 points after four league games respectively.
In another happening, tough-fighting Freeport FC dragged struggling Nimba United 5-1 in their own backyard to extend their winning streak to two.
The Go Greens have been enjoying life since the start of the campaign by winning two and drawing two of their opening 4 matches.
The sensational victory put the Greens Second on the table with 8 points after four games.
In related happenings, newly promoted side Sandi FC finally got a taste of their first victory since coming to the Top-flight by collecting a hard-fought 1-0 win over visistors Monrovia Club Breweries at the Nancy Doe Stadium in Kakata.
After a slow start to the season, the Margibi giants definitely have all reasons to smile after securing their first victory of the season.
They have four points after four games. They lost two and drew one of their last three fixtures before capturing the match-day 4 victory.
The with put Sandi one step above the relegation zone (9th place).
It was also the second consecutive defeats for the Beer boys. They have managed one win, alongside a draw and two defeats after four games.
Defending champions LPRC Oilers were held to a two-all draw at home by stubborn visitors Watanga FC at the TUSA Field in Gardnersville.
The champions are now without a win from their last two league games.
The have drawn two, lost once, and won one from 4 league games so far.
As for Watanga, it is now two wins, one draw and a defeat for them this season.
The result put Watanga fourth on the log on 7 points with the Oilers dropping 6th in the standings.
Yekepa giants Heaven Eleven settled to a one-one draw with tough opponents Mighty Barrolle at the EB Stadium in Yekepa.
The visitors got the opening goal through a Lassana Kamara’s header just after 10 minutes into time after a very poor goalkeeping from Teddy Kollie.
Despite conceding an early minute goal, the Gangra boys quickly stepped up their game and soon found an equalizer with captain Kulah Gonloryon was brought down in the box.
Gonloryon converted the spot kick to make it 1-1 on the score sheet before going for the break.
Both sides came from recess fully prepared to capture a win with couple of beautiful exchanges in the second half, but it was Barrolle who missed most of their chances.
The visitors were reduced to 10-man after a red card was shown to Aloysius Simujla in the 72nd minute for an intentionally unnecessary foul against James Lassana.
However, the Kayan Pepper boys took home with them an important point to increase their tally to 3 points after four games. They remained in the dropped.
Heaven Eleven moved 7th on the ladder having accumulated 5 points from 4 games.