BYC Football Media: Liberian Football league Champions Barrack Young Controllers Wednesday repeated their feat on Sunday against Kotoko with a 1-0 victory over First Division League Leaders LPRC Oilers at the Blue Field.
Lamini Jabateh lone goal in that match,have pushed BYC to second spot on the league table, one point adrift their Wednesday sting Oilers who sit at the top of the table on 31 points after 18 matches.Barrack Young Controllers have the advantage to move up with a win in their next match as they still have a game in hand.The two teams paraded their best of talents, but it later became experience versus young skill and speed.
Oilers relying on their experience, got the match of in their usual cool style of play, but early pressure mounted by the fast feet of BYC forced the Oil boys into playing long balls which help creating some goal chances which were wasted by Oilers attackers.Much of the ball were played right in the midfield as the two side fought to take control of the midfield with the Ex-Oilers midfielder Isaac Pupo now with BYC watching from the stand.
The creative midfielder did not make that game because report says; there is an understanding between both teamsin fielding the player against his former employer.The game changed hands when Coach Lartey noticed a drop in the Oilers tempo as he choice to have three strikers facing the Oilers goal.This yielded some positives for BYC as they kept the visitors defense at bay for the remaining 19 minutes in the match.Lucretia Togba, the Oilers Coach recalled his attackers to help the defense after Soto Roberts failed to add to his goal tally.
The goal came at a time when both teams thought they had sheared the points, but Lamini Jabateh had the final say in that match; scoring with six minutes remaining on the Clarke to make sure BYC won Oilers for the first time in three attempts under a year time.BYC surrounded a 2-0 lead to eight men Oilers in the first phase at the ATS to end that night on 2-2.
BYC has been one big side the Oilers had feared a lot this season, and losing this fixture might speak a lot, but Oilers still got a chance to avenge that defeat on Sunday when the two teams return to the ATS for the quarter final of the Liberian FA Cup.