Mighty Blackpool closes gap on league leaders

Mighty Blackpool FC won 2-1 over FC Johansen on Monday at the Angola town field, to resume their chase for the league title by closing the gap on the leader’s Bo Ranger FC to just 5 points

First-half strikes from Mohamed A. Conteh and Dominic Kargbo secured the 3 points for Blackpool against the Dream Chasers as they moved up to 25 points from 12 matches played, maintaining the second position on the table.

FC Johansen skipper, Ballie Kamara nets a goal before the break from the penalty spot to bring Johansen back into the match, leaving the scores 2-1 at half-time with the hope of getting an equalizer in the second half, but the home side was disciplined in their defensive area.

Blackpool could have added more with some clear chances, but they were unlucky in front of the goal. “We got a couple of clear-cut chances to finish the match but weren’t lucky enough to score all”, skipper, Ron Gandi Williams said.

“It was a great result for the team, especially after last week’s defeat. This was the reaction the fans are expecting from us. They always want us to respond with wins like this to maintain our position in the league so that we can close the gap on the league leader’s Bo Rangers”.

Williams adds: “Our focus is to win the league, we don’t want to finish second or third. It’s only 5 points between us, and anything can happen. So we keep chasing them and we believe we have the capability to win the title”.

Reacting to their defeat, FC Johansen skipper, Ballie Kamara expressed his disappointment for dropping points against Blackpool. “It’s a shame that we couldn’t win today, but, it’s football. We weren’t expecting this result as we came here to win”.

“We know Blackpool is a tough team to win against, but we are equally capable of winning as well. Today, we are not lucky to score more goals as we wasted many chances which were saved by goalkeeper Isatu who denied us the opportunity to level against his side”.

Kamara assured the fans of good results in their next matches, stating they will bounce back positively with a better outcome that will see them score more goals and win.  

Santigie Koroma of Blackpool was voted Man of the Match for his tremendous effort in ensuring the Tita-Tas Boys returned to winning ways following their defeat to FC Kallon last week.  

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