Barbados Premier League breaking for Christmas
With 2018 about to wrap up, the top teams in the Barbados Premier League have set up themselves for the Christmas break before resuming their campaigns in the new year. After playing their last round of games this past Saturday and Sunday, clubs will be getting a much-deserved rest.
In Zone 1, two-time defending champions, Weymouth Wales are up front with 11 points after three wins, two draws and a loss which came in their last game against an unlikely Scotty’s Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions. They are followed by the University of the West Indies Blackbirds who are looking much better after a tough start to the season. They now stand on eight points with an even split of two wins, two draws and two losses.
On the flip side of things, RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy had a hot start in the league but have leveled out to stand in third on the same eight points. They fall behind the Blackbirds on virtue of goal-difference(-3). Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring are also on eight points and have to settle for fourth place as their goal-difference is -5.
Clayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame and Brittons Hill United close out the zone with five and two points respectively. The Dames have just one win, two draws and three losses to see them to their tally, while Brittons Hill and gotten off to a slow start with just two draws to show for their efforts.
In Zone 2, Empire Club leads the pack with 15 points from five wins and one loss, while Paradise are not too far off with 12 from three wins and three losses as the only unbeaten team left in the competition.
Many-time champions, Barbados Defence Force Sports Sports Programme (11) are in third place with three wins, two draws and a loss. They have seen better days but still have the quality to bounce back to the top of things in local football. Youth Milan are in fourth in their first year back in the top tier and will close out the year with seven points from two wins, a draw and three losses.
At the bottom of Zone 2 are Crane and Equipment Ellerton and Scotty’s Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions. Ellerton (6) are fighting to stay alive as they have only one win to their names thus far, with three draws and two losses bringing up their six games. The Lions are hoping for a turnaround to their season after picking up their first win by handing Wales their first defeat. They also have one draw and four losses to see them to four points.