Bo Rangers and Mighty Blackpool shared the points in a nail-biting top-of-the-table Sierra Leone Premier League clash at the Angola Town field in Freetown on Sunday.
Musa Noah Kamara opens the scores moments after the break with an acrobatic finish to put his side ahead. But Blackpool rallied back minutes later with Santigie Yusifu Sesay leveling the scores 1-1 to claim a point for the Tis-Tas Boys.
With this result, the Elephants maintained their unbeaten run in the league and also stamped their lead on the table with thirty-eight points from 16 matches.
“I was confident of scoring a goal in the match and my goal came at the right time even though we were unable to maintain the lead. We played well and the fans appreciated our efforts. Coming into Freetown, our aim was to win the match”.
“But we are aware of the fact that Blackpool has a great team and they will put up a fight to get a win so that they could close the gap on us. It was a tough match, but as the leaders of the table we manage to grab a point”, Bo Rangers striker, Musa Noah Kamara told Mags Tribune Sports after the match.
The Elephants will be hosting Diamond Stars from Kono in Bo town in their next fixture which will mark the end of the first round.
Second-place Mighty Blackpool is currently six points behind the league leaders with thirty-two points from sixteen matches. They will be facing Freetonians SLIFA in their last match in the first round of the league.
“I am happy for the goal I scored that helped my team to get a point from today’s match. We had a couple of chances that we didn’t utilize, and that cost us the draw. But it was one of our best games in the season, Sesay said.
In the other matches, Bai Bureh Warriors snatched a vital 1-0 away win over Diamond Stars in Kono, Luawa FC settled for a 1-1 draw with Freetown City FC, and East End Tigers was beaten by Kamboi Eagles 1-0 in Kenema.