Wanderers rout Empire
THE Barbados Hockey Federation’s League season is now back in full swing after the merriment of the 25th anniversary Banks International Hockey Festival last month.
On Sunday, in the men’s Premier League, Wanderers were winners of their first match after the resumption, sealing a convincing 5-1 victory over lowly Empire in the 3:30 p.m. heat at the Hockey Centre, Wildey.
The dreadlocked Damien Hinds opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a crisp strike following a rebound from a penalty corner.
David Loy, a Canadian teenager with Caribbean roots, provided the second after 20 minutes. The 15-year-old, a member of Canada’s Under-23 training squad, lashed home emphatically after picking the pocket of a dawdling Empire defender.
Donovan Smith bundled home in the 26th minute to give Wanderers a 3-0 cushion at the half.
Empire threatened a comeback when Errol Clarke netted soon after the resumption.
But Joel Bryant and Dave Cox converted later to complete the Wanderers rout. (CC)