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Goal-den touch


RENALDO GILKES

Goal-den touch

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WEEK TWO of matches in the Digicel Premier League produced a whopping 30 goals, an indicator of an exciting season we have experienced thus far.

Rendezvous for the second straight week put five past their opponents, and defending champions the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) showed that whatever their contenders can do, they can match.

Coach: Asquith Howell (BDFSP)

Formation: 3-5-2

Goalkeeper:

Kenyan Lynch (Rendezvous) – the Vincentian international goalkeeper showed no signs of nerves on his debut.  Very organised and communicated well to his backline, through to the forwards. Was a major contributor to his own clean sheet.

Defenders:

Right centre back Ramar Millar (Rendezvous) – continues to improve game after game. A mature and composed performance against Pinelands; ball handling and distribution skills were of a high quality and managed to control Pinelands’ sharpshooter Arantes Lawrence.

Centre back Ricardio Morris (BDFSP) – another diligent display by the national defender; tough challenges, dominant in the air and played some delightful long balls behind the Paradise defence for his front men to exploit a fatigued looking Dover unit.

Left centre back Akeem Maloney (UWI) – not only did he prevent the opponents from scoring, but the towering centre back also scored his first Premiership goal to opened the scoring against Silver Sands and lead his team onto a 3-0 thrashing of their opponents.

Midfielders:

Right wing: Akeem Hill (Notre Dame) – is finally converting potential into top performance. Now in his third season, the national youth player had an outstanding game against Gall Hill when he played a part in each of his team’s three goals, with the first contribution being a 30-yard right-foot thunderbolt; his next shot was deflected in by an opposing defender, and his third was an assist.

Right centre midfield: Raheim Sargeant (BDFSP) – a late double strike for the diminutive, midfield magician inspired his team to a well-deserved victory over Paradise.

Centre midfield: Zidkigah Samuel (Brittons Hill) – two goals from Samuels rescued Brittons Hill twice to earn them a point against Wales after being down 2-0 early on.

Left centre midfield: Kemar Headley (Wales) – three goals in two matches this week along with the brave decision to go into the goal after the expulsion of their first choice goalkeeper earn Headley a place in this week’s team.

Left wing: Rashad Jules (BDFSP) – after an injury-ruined season last year, Jules has returned with authority and precision. His brace against Paradise really set the tone for the onslaught against their opponents last weekend.

Forwards:

Left forward: Shandel Samuel (Rendezvous) – the Vincentian international forward continues to find the back of the net with ease. He became the first player to register a hat-trick for the 2015 season, making him the leading scorer in the league with five goals from two matches.

Right forward: Jomo Harewood (Wales) – marking your introduction into the top flight as a forward is always a big deal but it is even greater when you introduce yourself with two top drawer goals. Harewood’s goals and tireless efforts helped Wales to easily conquer Pinelands last week 5-1.

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