Redemption time for Parris
Long-serving defender John “Nobby” Parris will be out to redeem himself tonight when Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame face neighbours Dayrells Road in Premier League football at the Wildey AstroTurf.
Parris, who has been a tower of strength in Notre Dame’s defence for all of their nine Premier League titles, has conceded own goals in his team’s last two matches to find himself in an unusual position.
And what makes tonight’s game even more interesting for Parris is that he will be trying to prevent three of his cousins in the Dayrells Road’s forward line – Tristan “Fishy” Parris, Damien Parris and Jamar Parris – from scoring goals.
Both teams are coming off losses to champions Weymouth Wales and a victory for either will provide them with bragging rights, as a number of Dayrells Road players previously represented the Dames.
Dayrells Road won their first two matches before the loss to Wales and another victory will see them move back to the top of the standings on nine points.
This 9 p.m. St Michael South derby will be preceded by a 7 p.m. encounter between the Barbados Defence Force (BDF) and winless Families First St John Sonnets.
BDF will be favoured to hand Sonnets, who are yet to score a goal this season, their third straight defeat after 2-0 and 4-0 losses to Paradise and Gall Hill, respectively.
In what could be another family affair, Sonnets’ seasoned goalkeeper Bernard Howell may have to contend with his teenage son, Romario Harewood, who played in the BDF’s opening match, but wasn’t in the side that defeated Brittons Hill last Sunday.
Whether Harewood plays or not, Howell and the Sonnets’ defenders can expect a busy 90 minutes against the BDF football recruits, who are going after their second victory.