SANDWICHED: BDFSP’'S Darico King (centre) trying to split two Porey Spring defenders. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
IT WAS high fives all round on Saturday night as the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) dismantled Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring 5-0 for their fifth consecutive win of the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League season.
Goals from the returning T’shane Lorde, Raheim Sargeant, Akeem Hill, Kyle Gibson and Shaquille Boyce helped to progress BDFSP’s perfect record while providing adequate cover for first choice goalkeeper Kishmar Primus who also returned to the starting line-up to keep a clean sheet against the St Thomas-based Porey Springs in the opening game of a double header at the Wildey Astroturf.
The Christ Church derby between Paradise and Abrahams United Silver Sands ended in a 0-0 stalemate. The heroics of Silver Sands’ Gabriel “Buffon” Layne between the posts gained a point and some respite for his team, having lost their last three games heavily - 3-1 to Brittons Hill, 4-0 to Clayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame and 6-0 to Weymouth Wales.
In the 7 p.m. kick off, BDFSP got the ball rolling as early as the 18th minute, going in front via T’shane Lorde who was rested on Thursday night along with Sargeant and Primus, with head coach Asquith Howell tasked with preparing his players for two games in the space of 48 hours.
Akeem Hill doubled their advantage five minutes later, a lead his team took into the half time break. Moments after the restart, Sargeant made things slightly uncomfortable for their opponents with a third goal.
BDFSP scored again ten minutes later as Kyle Gibson continued his good form in front of goal to give them an insurmountable lead. Sharpshooter Shaquille Boyce capped off an outstanding display with a goal ten minutes from full time.
This result means that Williams Equipment Pre-Season cup winners BDFSP remain undefeated this season with five wins from five and another clean sheet means they have still only conceded a single goal.
For Porey Spring, it ended a run of four draws on the bounce and signalled their first defeat this term.
In the night cap fixture Christ Church affair, it was Silver Sands goalkeeper Gabriel Layne who had the final say.
Layne was a mountain between the sticks, standing in the way of some fierce shooting by Paradise but ultimately their blunt attack could not overpower the custodian as Silver Sands came out of their recent rut of losing their last three games to collect their first clean sheet since their opening day win over Empire.