Teen striker ends on a high
IT WAS a double delight for teenage striker Jabarry “Pappy” Chandler at Dover Wednesday night.
A brace by 18-year-old Chandler not only saw Pride of Gall Hill rebound from last Saturday’s defeat but also made him this year’s top goalscorer with 14 goals in the Barbados Football Association’s Digicel Premier League.
Gall Hill edged Mackeson Brittons Hill 4-3 in the final game of the 2013 competition to end on a winning note after last week’s 3-1 loss to Weymouth Wales at Briar Hall.
The victory, which was formalized by Chandler’s second goal in the 88th minute, also earned Gall Hill fourth place with 31 points, one more than Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame.
Tyrell “Peter Pan” Gibbons put Gall Hill in the lead after 13 minutes but Elsid Miggins equalized for Brittons Hill two minutes later. Chandler scored his first goal in the 17th minute, and aided by a 32nd minute own goal, Gall Hill held a comfortable 3-1 half-time cushion.
Paul Straughn (65th) and Arantees Lawrence (69th) found the nets as Brittons Hill drew level at 3-3, but Chandler had the final say.
Despite the defeat, Brittons Hill ended in second position on 35 points, behind new champions Barbados Defence Force (BDF) on 43 points.
On Saturday, striker Dwayne Stanford, who had missed five consecutive games due to suspension, scored a second-half hat-trick in the 56th, 59th and 65th minutes against Gall Hill to ensure Wales finished on 32 points and took third place.
Chandler netted Gall Hill’s lone goal in the 73rd minute.
Stanford and BDF’s captain Mario Harte both finished behind Chandler with 13 goals.
In the second game, Dayrells Road confirmed Families First St John Sonnets’ Premiership exit with a 2-1 victory through goals by Tristan “Fishy” Parris (12th) and defender Roland Sandiford (26th). Veteran Jefferson “Butler” White got Sonnets’ goal in the 72nd minute.
Sonnets joined Youth Milan as the two demoted teams and their places will be taken by the two Division One top finishers in Pinelands and Silver Sands next year. (EZS)