Victory for Deacons and Blackbirds
IN WHAT can be described as a scintillating super Sunday, hockey fans were treated to splendid displays when the Barbados Hockey Federation’s (BHF) Hockey 7s League continued at the UWI Hockey Turf, Cave Hill Campus.
The men’s Super League saw second-placed Deacons edge All Stars 4-3 in a pulsating match and UWI Blackbirds defeat a plucky Avengers 5-3 in another entertaining contest.
Deacons opened the scoring through a beautifully deflected goal by forward Shakeel Wharton six minutes into the match, but it became 1-1 when a composed Damien Downes (17th minute) hit past Deacons’ custodian Ayoub Suttle.
Deacons retook the lead when Barbados international Neil Franklin converted a powerful drag flick past All Stars’ goalkeeper Dario Greenidge in the 21st minute.
Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.