Wales slip at Brittons Hill
MACKESON Brittons Hill now have football bragging rights in St Michael South Central.
Courtesy a late goal in the 88th minute by lanky striker Henderson Richards, Brittons Hill edged defending champions Weymouth Wales 1-0 in the feature Digicel Premier League “derby” at the Wildey AstroTurf on Thursday night.
Arantees Lawrence set up the match winner, sweeping past Jamar Walters on the right side of Wales’ defence and taking the ball to the byline before cutting it across the goalmouth for Richards to slot home.
The goal was a bitter pill for Wales to swallow as they once again enjoyed the better of the exchanges but failed to turn their dominance into goals. Even the second-half introduction of their leading goalscorer in the last couple of years, Dwayne Stanford, didn’t help their cause.
The victory was Brittons Hill’s fourth of the season and carried them into second place on 12 points from six matches, just two points adrift of unbeaten leaders Barbados Defence Force. Wales are in fifth position on eight points, the same as DirecTV Paradise, who have a game in hand.
In the opening match, Pride of Gall Hill and Cosmos played to a goalless draw, leaving both teams on seven points from six games.
The Premiership will continue tonight with a double-header at the same venue. Brittons Hill will be back in action when they oppose Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame, who are third on 11 points in another St Michael showdown at 6 p.m.
The nightcap game will be between Dayrells Road, featuring this season’s top scorer Tristan “Fishy” Parris, and Gall Hill, who have now drawn four of their six matches, at 8 p.m. (EZS)