LISCR FC got the new season off to a flying start by winning the Super Cup title. The Shipping Boys grabbed a 3-0 win over SRIMEX FC, formerly ELWA United. Goals from Mark Paye, Sheku Sheriff, and Prince Urey in the second half were enough to hand Gambian coach Tapha Manneh his third trophy in Liberian football.
Heavy rains on Saturday evening meant the pitch was flooded and both teams found it difficult to play. The two teams created few chances in the first half but were unable to find the back of the nets as they went to the break with a goalless draw.
However, LISCR FC returned stronger after the break to prevent the match from being decided from the penalty spot. Former BYC FC striker Mark Paye got his first competitive goal for the Shipping Boys just six minutes into the second half when he scored from Edward Ledlum’s assist. Ledlum made his way down the right side of Srimex FC’s defense before crossing the ball across the defense line, where Paye was perfectly positioned to get the ball to the back of the net.
Paye’s goal set LISCR FC off in search of more goals. Tapha Manneh’s boys kept pressing on until Sheku Sheriff got the second goal of the game. Sheriff made his debut in the Number 10 shirt with a brilliant finish to make things difficult for Srimex FC. It was another of Ledlum’s brilliant display that helped LISCR double the lead. From the same right position, the 2016-17 National County Sports Meet’s Most Valuable Player got his second assist of the match when he gifted Sheriff LISCR FC’s second goal in the 72ndminute.
LISCR FC’s goals in the Super Cup was wrapped up by former Monrovia Club Breweries striker, Prince Urey, who scored with a close-range effort. Urey’s goal was the last of the match with LISCR FC failing to get a goal again and Srimex FC failing to get a consolation