Dayrells Road win 2-1
A double stirke by Tristan “Fishy” Parris gave Dayrells Roads a 2-1 victory over winless Youth Milan when the Digicel Premier League continued at the Wildey AstroTurf on Saturday night.
Whereas Dayrells Road moved to nine points with their third win of the football season, Youth Milan crashed to their fourth defeat in five games to remain in the relegation zone on a solitary point.
Veteran former Barbados goalkeeper Adrian Chase returned for his first match of the year, replacing Mario Albert between the uprights, but the absence of Norman Forde didn’t help Milan’s cause as they were forced to start with teenagers Shakeel Greaves and Josimar Skinner.
Parris gave Dayrells Road a 1-0 lead in the 20th minute when he ran onto a pass from Christopher Sealy and beat the advancing Chase with a low left foot shot into the far corner.
Youth Milan equalized four minutes later, through Ramon Greaves, who hit past Dayrells Road’s goalkeeper Damian Simpson.
With the scores locked 1-1 at half-time, Dayrells Road brought on their captain Ryan James for Daniel Durant when play restarted.
Youth Milan had a golden opportunity to take the lead midway into the second half but substitute Damian “Duffy” Edwards, with only Simpson to beat, hit a weak shot straight to the goalkeeper.
Parris made Milan pay with the game winner in the 83rd minute when he poked the ball across the line from a rebound after his first attempt from a left-side cross by Alvin Welch was only partially saved by Chase.
In the preceding game, defending champions Weymouth Wales received another setback when they were held to a goalless draw by DirecTV Paradise.
Wales, smarting from a loss to Premiership debutants Cosmos in their last outing, almost got a late winner but Paradise goalkeeper Jason Boxhill made a brilliant save, even crashing into the right post as he parried away a free kick from Jabar Greene.
Earlier, Boxhill stopped a weak effort from substitute Ryan Grimes, who was fed a pass from Carl Joseph after Jonathan Straker was stripped of the ball.
Wales, without their leading marksman Dwayne Stanford, squandered another goal-scoring chance created from an excellent build-up which saw Grimes controlling the ball and laying off to Joseph, who touched it on to Kemar Headley who had his shot blocked.
Paradise also had a few chances which went abegging. There was a firm shot from diminutive midfielder Jomo Harris which rebounded from Wales’ goalkeeper Bentley Springer but none of their strikers followed up the play while substitute Kenny Sealy was hesitant in deciding what to do after he was set free down the left side by midfielder Greg Mandeville.