Weekend action at Wildey Turf
The Barbados Football Association’s Premier League continues this weekend at the Wildey Turf.
With teams jostling for their final points in the last few games, the race is on as there are six big clashes set up for Saturday and Sunday as teams will be heading into out-of-zone fixtures once again.
First up on Saturday at 5 p.m., Crane and Equipment Ellerton and Abrahams United Silver Sands will be going at it. Ellerton on 17 points, are holding third place in Zone 2 with a draw against group leaders Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) accounting for their latest points.
On the other hand, Silver Sands have not been having a good time after returning to the top flight this season. They are at the bottom of Zone 1 with eight points after suffering their ninth loss in their last game against Empire.
The 7 p.m. game will pit defending champions Weymouth Wales against Home Improvement Hardware Compton. Wales are sitting at the top of Zone 1 with 34 points and are not in danger of being overtaken.
Compton, with just four points, however, will have an uphill battle as they are in the Zone 2 relegation area. Their last game saw them holding BDFSP to a goalless draw.
Saturday’s nightcap game at 9 p.m. will see Rendezvous trying to get out of a deficit as they face Brittons Hill.
Misfortune has been looming over Rendezvous and they are one from the bottom of Zone 2.
As for Brittons Hill, they are the next team behind Wales in Zone 1 and will be looking to put some space between themselves and Paradise (20 points) who are only one point behind.
On Sunday, Paradise will be looking to close down any space that Brittons Hill might have gotten on them the night before as they have a date with Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring in the opening game at 4 p.m.
Porey Spring are safe for now in fourth place with six points but will be hoping to change their luck as they are yet to win a game in this competition.
Empire and the University of the West Indies Blackbirds clash in the middle game at 6 p.m.
Empire only trail Paradise in Zone 1 by virtue of goal difference as they also have 20 points. The Blackbirds are second in Zone 2 with 21 points as they have been catching some form after a weak start.
A clash between Clayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame and the BDF Sports Programme will bring the curtain down on the night’s action. The Dames will be hoping to exploit BDFSP’s current slump.
The Zone 2 leaders and many-time champions have been held to draws in their last two games to see them on 32 points. The Dames are in the red as they are fifth in Zone 1 with just 18 points.
With this Sunday marking Father’s Day 2018, a special invitation is going out to all men and they will be admitted at half-price, $5. General admission is $10 and children 12 and under are free. (BFA)