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EZRA STUART

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Lodge Road of Division Two performed the first giant-killing act of the KFC Champions Cup when they scored a 3-2 victory over Premier League side Youth Milan at Dover on Saturday night.
It was the fourth straight year that Youth Milan have exited the knockout competition in the first round.
At the same venue, DirecTV Paradise narrowly escaped elimination with a 4-3 win on penalties over a spirited Division 3 team, Welchman Hall, after there were no goals in regulation or extra time.
Despite two goals by captain Norman Forde, the knockout woes of Youth Milan, who are yet to win any of their five Premiership matches this season, continued. They bowed out at a similar stage to Benfica, Carlton and Tudor Bridge between 2010 and 2012 following their title success in 2009.
Forde equalized just before half-time after Omar Layne gave Lodge Road a 1-0 lead, but Andre Perch converted a penalty which was awarded by former FIFA referee Sherlock Wall for a foul by Brian Husbands.
Zidan Hunte became Lodge Road’s hero, beating Milan’s goalkeeper Adrian Chase to make it 3-1 but even though Forde scored again, it was a little too late.
After Milan’s exit, it seemed Paradise, who had been thwarted by brilliant goalkeeping from Barry Lowe, the former Barbados and West Indies Under-19 fast bowler, were heading a similar path when Jason Arthur and Dwayne Yearwood scored Welchman Hall’s first two penalties.
Armando Lashley had netted the Dover side’s opening spot kick but Jonathan Straker blasted his effort high.
Paradise got a reprieve as both Ashan Mayers and David Carrington were off-target for Welchman Hall while coach-player Kent Hall scored for Paradise in between those misses.
Substitute Kenny Sealy then missed Paradise’s fourth kick and when Lowe scored his penalty, Welchman Hall again went ahead 3-2.
But Andre Bourne kept his composure and powerfully struck the fifth penalty past Lowe to send the shoot-out into sudden death.
Youngster O’Keefe Yearwood was denied by goalkeeper Jason Boxhill and big defender Barry Skeete saved Paradise’s blushes with a conversion.
In other matches, defending champions Barbados Defence Force blanked Benfica 6-0, Weymouth Wales beat Wavell 2-0, courtesy goals by Jabar Greene and Kemar Bartlett, while Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame trounced Sunrise 4-0 with goals by DeCarlo Jemmott and John “Nobby” Parris and a brace by Zico Edmee.
Other results
Empire 2, Shilling Square 0
Kings Park 3, Hoytes Village 1
Sargeants 3, Clarkes Hill 1
Maxwell 2, Barbados Soccer Academy 2 (aet); Maxwell won 3-2 on penalties.
Exactly Unified 6, Sherbourne 2
Roam 3, Barbados Youth Service 2
Porey Spring 4, Pinelands 3
Cosmos won by default from Trents.
Ellerton 6, Central League 0
Haynesville 1, Tudor Bridge 0
Caribbean United 1, Hothersal Turning 0
Jackson 1, Checker Hall 2
Fairy Valley beat Greens 4-1 on penalties after scores were tied 0-0 at end of regulation and extra time.
Deacons and Belfield – prematurely abandoned.
Potential Ballers 2, Transport Board 1
Diamondshire 1, Parish Land 2
Cave Hill 1, Shawn Hope 2
L and R United and Ivy Rovers – prematurely abandoned.
Silver Sands 5, Bagatelle 3
Eden Stars, Crompton did not play
Blackspurs 3, St Matthias 2
Villa United won by default over Boscobelle.
Beverley Hills, Gall Hill did not play.

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