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BDFSP boot four past Porey Spring


NICHOLAS MAITLAND

BDFSP boot four past Porey Spring

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The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) opened up a 12-point gap on the chasing pack in Zone 2 of the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League with a 4-1 victory over Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring on Sunday night at the Wildey AstroTurf.

Two-goal offerings from Player-Of-The-Match Akeem Hill and BDFSP top scorer Omani Leacock effectively secured the points before Jomo Harewood put home a consolation close to full time for his Porey Spring side, who conceded four goals for the third straight match.

Paradise 6-0 win

A clinical captain’s display from Armando “Sugar” Lashley led Paradise to a 6-0 success against South coast rivals, Abrahams United Silver Sands. His hat-trick helped his team leapfrog Brittons Hill and Notre Dame into second in Zone 1, despite the former’s 1-0 defeat of Dames in the evening’s opening fixture.

Brittons Hill threw down the gauntlet to Paradise, who would be in action in the night-cap game, with a lone Denzil Fordyce strike in the eighth minute deciding the local derby against Notre Dame.

Dames were made to suffer a barren night for their strikers for the second game running as Brittons Hill’s inspirational goalkeeper and Player-Of-The-Match Shaquille Frank guaranteed the points and the clean sheet with his heroics between the posts.

Defended well

Next up were BDFSP and mid-table Porey Spring, who defended well for what was almost a half-hour until Hill broke the deadlock in the 29th minute. Leacock followed Hill’s opening strike with his own in the 37th minute presenting the Zone 2 leaders with a comfortable cushion at the interval.

The St Thomas-based ballers appeared more resolute at the start of the second stanza but had nothing to show for it on the scoreboard.

Leacock punished their lack of pressure in the 67th minute with a long-range “daisy-cutter” through a sea of bodies and with the result in no doubt, Hill headed in his second and his team’s fourth less than ten minutes later through Raheem Sargeant’s dangerous corner kick.

Dependable midfielder Jomo Harewood spoiled the clean sheet in the 86th but he could not ruin the celebrations at the final whistle.

Changed goalkeeper

 

Paradise brought the curtain down with a hammering of Silver Sands. The Dover team were frustrated 0-0 in their reverse fixture with their rivals, but a change of goalkeeper for Silver Sands resulted in a huge change of fortunes for Paradise.

Chai Lloyd’s fifth minute goal was closely followed by captain Lashley’s first goal in the seventh minute. Skilful winger Akeel Applewhaite scored Paradise’s third in the 20th minute, ahead of Lashley’s second in the 31st.

Lashley brought up his hat-trick with an excellent finish ten minutes later for a substantial five-goal lead at the half-time break.

Applewhaite applied the finishing touches to a dignified team performance with his second in the 71st minute to conclude a torrid night for Silver Sands’ back-up custodian Jamal Moore. (NM)

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