BYC sinks IE 6-0
March 4, 2017
By: Christopher Walker
Barrack Young Controllers inflicted Invincible Eleven’s worst defeat of the season as they thrashed the Yellow Boys in ruthless fashion to claim third place with 16 points, two games in hand, in the First Division of the Liberia football Association League Friday.
Van-Dave Harmon scored a “hat trick” to secure Barrack Young Controllers all three points.
The Liberian Champions, CAF tested side, dominated the match from start to finish as the well-organized BYC team missed several closed range opportunities in the opening minutes.
Six minutes into the encounter David Tweh shot went wild over the cross bar after exchanged passes with skipper Harmon.
Later, Prince Saydee dribbled two IE players from the right wing, his shot saved by the Yellow Boys keeper.
Skillful Saydee received the only yellow card of the game, from CAF referee Montgomery, for divining.
Copper Sannah’s men could not have delivered a more emphatic statement as Samuel Sumo, the newly appointed coach of IE were humbled to a 6-0 final score.
It was the first time BYC scored six goals at Blue Field since last season.
BYC led 2-0 at half-time, captain Van-Dave Harmon and Abdulai Bility scoring; the second half was completely over one-sided and the eventual margin of victory could have been even more resounding.
Harmon netted in the match opener with a blazing header through Prince Saydee cross 27 minutes into the clash while Bility added BYC’s second a minute later from a Van-Dave assist in the 28 minute.
With the champion up by two goals, they mounted more offensive pressure on IE, but three clear balls were taken off the goal line by IE defenders.
Van-Dave took the headlines by putting goals on either side of the interval, as the Yellow Boys struggled to contain the array of BYC’s deadly attacking front.
Harmon added the third in the 51 minute, a Hilton Varney cross which was easily tipped at the back of the IE’s net. BYC would score three additional goals. This result will indeed send anxieties through the LFA league.
The BYC Skipper could have scored more than three goals but was denied on several occasions by the goalie of IE and defenders.
Randy Dukuly missed an empty goal to the disbelieved of the spectators.
Minutes later Prince Saydee who was unlucky to hit the back of the net during the first half got his name on the sored sheet in the 69th minute with a powered left foot shot with beautiful cleverness from the “skill workshop.”
Saydee provided another assist for Harmon to complete his hat trick in the 71st minute of the showpiece.
Substitute Mark Paye scrambled in a fifth; the magnificent Prince Kennedy volley landed on the head of Paye in the 80th minute as the striker exacted a flicking header to provide the final hurt minutes from the end.
Parents of Van-Dave (mother) and David Tweh’s legendary football (father) watch the match from the VIP’s box.
As IE coach Sumo strode briskly towards the end at the final whistle, he will have been reflecting on the extent of the challenge now facing him is to save the traditional giant from relegation.
To increase IE pain, this was their ninth defeat in 9 starts of the season.
Sannah left Mark Paye and Gideon Williams on the bench but was still able to exploit a wide range of attacking options in Saydee, Dukuly, and Van-Dave.
David Tweh was substituted for Claudius Morris; Sporo Somah and Mark Paye, for Randy Dukuly and Van-Dave.
Earlier, the junior “Go Blue Boys, BYC II narrowly defeated Margibi based Mighty Blue Angles 2-1. BYC II now tops the Second Division table by goal difference over NPA Anchors.
The junior Go Blue Boys dominated the match.