South teams suffer losses
IT WAS a cold and miserable Tuesday night for the southern sides in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League as Abrahams United Silver Sands succumbed to a 3-1 defeat by Brittons Hill United and Crane & Equipment Ellerton romped to a comfortable 4-0 humbling of Rendezvous at the Wildey AstroTurf.
In the opening fixture, Silver Sands took the lead in the 26th minute when Donte McClean’s low cross found Derrine Gale-Forde unmarked at the back post.
Six minutes into the second half, Brittons Hill equalised through Denzil Fordyce, who raced away from the sluggish Silver Sands defence to power his shot low into the bottom left corner of Jamal Moore’s goal.
Brittons Hill then took the lead when Jahshaun Moore’s searching cross from the left wing found its way to the back of the net, despite the best efforts of the defenders in a crowded penalty area.
Silver Sands committed a fateful error minutes from full time, failing to deal with Norrin Corbin’s cross, again from the left wing. After the initial cross evaded everyone in the penalty area, the clearance from the defence ricocheted off a well-positioned Travis Coppin and in to the back of the net to cap off a superb second half.
In the night-cap, second-placed Ellerton dismantled bottom club Rendezvous.
Zinio Harris dispatched a welcome opening goal for the St George team in the 25th minute, picking up the scraps after Rendezvous’ custodian Romaine Primus parried forward Shaquan Clarke’s fierce drive.
Clarke finally got his name on the score sheet during a flurry of goals in the final ten minutes. Shayne Hermas’ slide-rule pass found the striker, who finished calmly giving his team a deserved two-goal cushion.
Clarke doubled his personal tally shortly thereafter after some good game management by the referee, who allowed play to continue following a foul on an Ellerton player on the right flank. The ensuing cross-field pass landed at Clarke’s feet and he obliged with the finishing touch.
Shaquan Collymore sealed the emphatic win and cemented second place with a thumping drive in the 90th minute to conclude a bitter and blustery night for the boys from the South.