Three teams blank rivals
THE Barbados Football Association’s Digicel Premier League is shaping up quite interestingly.
After Thursday night’s three matches, the first five teams are separated by a mere seven points.
In one of the May Day bank holiday rescheduled matches, Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame blew away struggling Families First St John Sonnets 5-0 at the Bridgefield ground in St Thomas.
A double header at the National Stadium produced wins for both Christ Church teams. Paradise dismissed Crane & Equipment Ellerton 4-0, while neighbours Pride of Gall Hill romped to a 5-0 victory over the inconsistent Bagatelle.
Ellerton, buoyed by a surprise victory over league leaders Meridian Youth Milan last week, were brought back to reality by a commanding performance from the Dover unit.
Goals from Marcus Marshall in the 22nd and 56th minutes, Kadeem Latham (82nd minute) and an unlikely source in Mark Cox (90th) earned Paradise the three points and joint third position on 20 points.
Gall Hill climbed to sixth spot, above Bagatelle after mauling the St Thomas team.Curtis “Messi” Odle registered his second brace of the season, scoring in the eighth and 83rd minutes. Ryan Griffith struck on the stroke of half-time, and there were goals for Jamal Chandler (52nd) and roving wing-back Jamal Hall (76th).
The small crowdat Bridgefield was treated to a goal-feast by the defending champions.
After a fairly tentative and indisciplined start, the Dames settled and established their dominance through first-half goals from Carl Joseph in the 40th minute, Diquan Adamson (41st) and skipper John Parris (43rd).
A double by resurgent forward Maradonna Lavine in the 82nd and 86th minutes completed the rout.
The Dames moved onto 20 points with Paradise, seven behind leaders Youth Milan. (RG)