Goals flow on first day
The 35th Barbados Hockey Festival began at the Wildey Hockey Centre yesterday minus international teams and the usual hype, but still had its fair share of excitement and goals.
With some adherence to COVID-19 protocols, players provided action in spurts as the scorching sun and obvious increased girth and reduced fitness affected the normally brisk performances.
While there were no temperature checks, players and officials had to sanitise as outlined in the protocols posted around the turf.
Interestingly, as the heat of the sun lessened, the goals began to flow with the mixed battle between Du Badd Crew and Island Hockey, boasting the UWI Blackbirds players, producing a thrilling six goals and a Hollywood-scripted finish. (KB)
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