First Division Week 1 Recap: Champions BYC Wins, Traditional Clubs IE & Barrolle Lose

The Opening Rounds of the 2016/17 Cellcom First Division League began over the weekend with six exciting matches at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia, Liberia.

On Opening Day on Friday, the defending Champions BYC narrowly defeated LPRC Oilers 1-0 with Sylvanus Morris scoring the first goal of the 2016/17 season. In the second match on Friday, Watanga FC also won by the same 1-0 score line against Nimba United with Augustus Varderpure scoring for Watanga.

On Saturday, LISCR FC and Keitrace FC played to a 1-1 draw. LISCR took the lead via Christopher Jackson in the 22nd minute before Keitrace FC equalized in stoppage time to share the spoils. In the last match of the day, FC Fassell demolished ELWA United 5-1 to climb on top of the table. James Watala scored a brace while Fassedu Logan, Sam Kollie, and Terrence Tisdell were also on the score sheet for FC Fassell. Emmanuel Nimely scored the consolation goal for ELWA United.

On Sunday, the two traditional clubs (Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle) were both in action. In the first match, Invincible Eleven lost to Jubilee FC 2-1. Kanmanue Folee put Jubilee FC ahead in the 50th minute but Emmanuel Wleme equalized for the Yellow Boys in the 54th minute via the penalty spot. Four minutes later, IE had the chance to go ahead via the penalty spot again, but Emmanuel Wleme fluffed his line and missed. IE was left to rue that chance when Jubilee scored in the 81st minute via substitute Joseph Mento to seal their 2-1 win. In the last match of the day, Mighty Barrolle were pipped 1-0 by Monrovia Club Breweries with Benjamin Sackor scoring the lone goal for Breweries.

Here are Week Two Matches below:

Wednesday, Dec. 7th | BYC FC vs. Jubilee FC | Blue Field | 4:00 PM
Thursday, Dec. 8th | Watanga FC vs. ELWA United | ATS | 4:00 PM
Friday, Dec. 9th | FC Fassell vs. MC Breweries | ATS | 4:00 PM
Saturday, Dec. 10th | Barrolle vs. LPRC Oilers | ATS | 4:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 11th | Invincible Eleven vs. LISCR FC |ATS | 4:00 PM
Sunday, Dec. 11th | Nimba Utd vs. Keitrace FC | North Star | 4:00 PM

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