Brittons Hill comeback brings home bacon over Silver Sands
Brittons Hill United wormed their way back up to second place in the Barbados Premier League after taking their seventh won of the season. Playing on Saturday evening at the Barbados Football Association’s Wildey Turf, Brittons Hill
came from behind in the dying minutes of the game to hand down a 3-1 stunner to Abrahams United Silver Sands.
Silver Sands, who are at the bottom of the table in Zone 1 and in much need of some points, had a positive start as Devenne Gale-Forde beat custodian Shaquille Frank in the seventh minute of the game. The remainder of the first half saw the two teams having some heated exchanges with Brittons Hill constantly showing their intentions.
It was not until the 71st minute that the crafty Denzil Fordyce finally got the breakthrough to give Brittons Hill the equaliser. The scales were tipped in the 85th minute when an unlucky break saw Silver Sands’ Demario Ward putting the ball in his own nets. Brittons Hill made the most of the situation and followed through on the momentum to see young Donte Greenidge scoring in the 87th.
Ellerton beat Rendezvous
The evening’s first game saw Crane and Equipment Ellerton pulling off a 3-2 win over Rendezvous FC. By half-time Ellerton held a 3-0 lead thanks to goals from Shaine Hermas (23rd) Romario Drakes (27th) and Rosean Brathwaite (35th).
Going the other way, Ellerton were given a scare as Rendezvous had a solid comeback with a brace from Rommel Bynoe. The Rendezvous captain rocked the nets in the 53rd and 65th minutes. However, that is as far as their fortune would run and the score remained the same by the final whistle.
Empire, Paradise draw
The night-cap game went to Empire Club and Paradise FC and those two played to a 2-2 deadlock. Paradise drew first blood compliments the efforts of Elijah Downey in the 27th minute. However, Kemar Griffith had Empire back on level terms just a few minutes later in the 34th.
Before the half ended, national player Mario Williams received two yellow cards to be given his walking papers in the 44th minute and see Paradise down to 10 men. Going the other direction, Paradise were still able to hold their own despite being a man short.
Jabarry Chandler put Empire ahead in the 57th, but it would be a late goal from another senior national player, Armando Lashley (86th) that would set the teams on equal terms once again.