LISCR FC ended the 2018 season on a disappointing note after being defeated in the final of the 2018 FA Cup.
A brace from Trokon Myers and a goal each from David Tweh and Mustapha Lomell condemned LISCR to a 4-0 defeat to BYC FC on Friday, October 19 as they were unable to retain any of their two titles won in the 2016-17 season.
A poor start in the match saw BYC dominating the opening minutes as they went on to take te lead in the 27th minute through David Tweh. Tweh’s shot from 20-yards to beat Tommy Songo in goal. Six minutes later, Trokon Myers extended BYC’s lead with a close-range effort.
Things got worse for the Shipping Boys in the 40th minute when Sam Kollie was given a straight red card for a challenge on Eugene Swen. Despite the being down to ten-man, Taha Manneh’s side kept pushing for a goal as they created few chances which they were unable to convert to goals. The Shipping Boys nearly pull one back in the 42nnd minute through Varney Sando who saw his effort being denied by the woodwork.
There were no goals for The Shipping Boys in the first half as they went to the break down by two goals and ten-man. Back from recess, Alloy Brown and Mark Paye were introduced for Varney Sando and Amadiah Kawah. The duo introduction brought some light to LISCR FC attack but were unable to break through the stubborn BYC’s defense as BYC continued their dominance in the match.
Seven minutes in the second half, The Shipping Boys conceded for the third time through Trokon Myers who got his second goal of the match. Situation got worse for Tapha Manneh’s side that needed to score three goals in the remaining 38 minutes to restore their hopes of retaining their title. However, they were unable to score a goal in the remaining minutes with BYC getting the last goal of the match. Mustapha Lomell came off the bench to add BYC’s fourth in the 75th minute. LISCR bowed to a 4-0 defeat at the sound of the final whistle and lost their FA Cup Title to BYC FC.
With BYC FC winning the league and FA Cup, the Shipping Boys will represent Liberia in the 2018-19 CAF Confederations Cup despite the defeat.