The resumption of the Sierra Leone Premier League started with an eastern derby at the Trading Centre playing field as host East End Lions FC secured a convincing 2-0 win over Port Authority FC on Friday afternoon.
The long-time eastern rivals clashed for the second time in the season with the Killers dominating the Waterfront Boys in front of their home fans who were comfortable with the outcome of the match.
Suleiman Kargbo scored twice to help his side grab the three points at home. His goals were significant for the club as they boosted their confidence in getting back to consistent winning ways following their fickle performance in the first round of the league.
According to some fans after the match, the win is a sign of good luck to the team in the second phase of the season. They are confident that their club will raise its game to compete with the other top title contenders.
“We know today is the first match in round two, we are not saying that we are going to win the league, however, from what we saw from the boy, it’s a good signal that we will enjoy quality football in this second round”.
“We are happy to see our new signings which demonstrate that the management care about our concern and they listen to us that is why they bring in some new players to strengthen the squad. Now that they’ve boosted the squad, our expectation is to see the best from the players”, they said.
Elsewhere in Angola Town, Real Republicans and Old Edwardians FC played to a goalless draw. Both teams created some good chances but they were unlucky to place the ball at the back of the net.
Spectators who witnessed the game described it as a match of two equals. The result they said wasn’t a bad outcome as the pressure of scoring goals from both sides was resisted by the defenders and goalkeepers of either side.
Meanwhile, the league will continue today with the league leaders Bo Rangers FC traveling to Freetown to face Wilberforce Strikers at the Parade playing ground. The Elephants were unbeaten in the first round, and they are looking forward to stretching their lead on the table.
FC Johansen will be engaging Wusum Stars from Makeni at the Trade Centre playing field, while second-place Mighty Blackpool FC will be hosting Kamboi Eagles from Kenema at the Angola Town Field.