The New Dawn (Monrovia)

9 January 2013

Liberia: Bong, Sinoe Secure Tickets to Monrovia

The 2013 National County Sports Meet continued Wednesday with Bong and Grand Kru counties becoming the first two counties to qualify for the quarter finals. The Kpatawee Boys outclassed their most feared neighbor Lofa County 4-2 in a traditional pairing at the Sanniquellie Sports pitch in Nimba County.

Bong County settled to an entertaining goalless draw with host Nimba County on Sunday, and needed a win against Lofa to progress to the next stage of the competition. Both sides put off a fantastic display, but it was the Orange Boys, who got a better day as they sailed to a 4-2 victory.

Bong also whipped Lofa in the kickball version of the tournament with 8-6 home runs against their counterparts of Lofa. Lofa will need to defeat host Nimba County today Thursday, to progress to the quarter finals.

Grand Kru also secured their space after a 1-nil win over River Gee County. Maryland County controversially bounced back with a 2-1 defeat against money-spinning Grand Gedeh County. Sinoe continue their brilliant form in the competition with a hard fought 1-0 win over Grand Bassa County, who defeated host Margibi County 1-0 on Sunday at the Nancy B. Doe Sports Stadium in Kakata, Margibi County.

Margibi County bounced back from their sluggish defeat to Bassa as they outclassed River Cess 3-0 in football and 7-2 innings in kickball. In Robertsports, it ended 1-1 between Montserrado and Bomi counties, while host Grand Cape Mount dumped Gbarpolu 2-0. The Competition will continues this afternoon with more exciting actions taking place across the country in preparation for the quarter final matches in Monrovia.

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