Brittons Hill blank Dayrells Road
Mackeson Brittons Hill stormed to the top of the Digicel Premier League with an emphatic 5-0 win over Magnum Tonic Wine Dayrells Road on Sunday at the Empire Sports Club ground.
Meanwhile perennial local giants Clayton’s Kola Notre Dame’s woes continued as they went down 0-2 to Silver Sands and in the feature match Weymouth Wales registered a 2-0 victory over Cosmos.
Shane “Plucky” Welch marked his return to the premiership with a double strike in the 31st and 86th minutes to cancel out Zico Edmee’s 83rd minute strike from the penalty spot.
The Dames second successive loss leaves them at the bottom of the table. Dayrell’s Road and Brittons Hill played a rather dull and scoreless first half. However, Brittons Hill’s superior quality prevailed as they moved into another gear and scored five unanswered goals.
Omar Archer got the Valery unit in motion when he finished a nice move between him and Mustafa Haqq with Archer placing his shot under the body of goalkeeper Dwayne Williams in the 47th minute.
Two minutes later, Haqq got on the score sheet after running onto a pass and easily slotting beyond Williams from just inside the area.
Substitute Walton Burrowes added goal number three with another tidy finish from inside the penalty area and Zakidyah Samuels added two late goals in the 84th and 85th minute to complete the goal rout.
Like the previous game Wales and Cosmos’ first 45 minutes lacked any zest, energy or enthusiasm and was hampered by regular sounds of the referee’s whistle, an indication of the reckless fouls and ill-timed runs of both team’s forwards.
The one major incident in the first half was the unfortunate injury to custodian Bentley Springer, who was involved in a nasty collision with Maradonna Lavine, that resulted in the goalkeeper leaving the field and seeking paramedic attention.
Cosmos tried a direct approach with balls over the top for forward Lavine to sprint by his markers, while Wales tried to maintain possession but often lost patience and played careless passes which resulted in regular turnovers.
Wales broke the ice in the 52nd minute and it was through new boy Tristan “Fishy” Parris. Midfield whiz Jabbar Greene found a pocket of space between the Cosmos’ midfield and played a well weighted pass through the centre for Parris to run onto and tuck his right foot shot neatly into the right corner.
Kemar Headley opened his scoring campaign for the season with a classy and precisely executed lob over goalkeeper Richard Corbin in the 63rd minute to make the score 2-0.