BDF, Wales break even in top-of-table clash
There was no ground gained this weekend as the top two teams faced off when the Barbados Football Association’s Digicel Premier League picked back up. With the action returning to the Wildey Astro Turf after breaking for an international assignment in Trinidad and Tobago, the margin between the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme and Weymouth Wales FC remained the same as the two teams parted ways as equals on Sunday night.
The soldiers scored first in the heated exchange with Rashad Jules putting away a ball that fell to his feet after the Wales defenders failed to clear their lines. His 45th-minute goal gave the Sports Programme the lead heading into the break after they controlled the flow of things in the first half.
With the teams switching sides, so too did the current as Wales placed some pressure of their own on the BDF. It was in the 70th minute that Romario Harewood, a former player for the Sports Programme, returned the favour with an equaliser. He levelled things with a penalty that would see the game ending in a one-all deadlock.
With both teams still unbeaten this season, the soldiers are currently on 23 points from seven wins and two draws in nine games. Wales, on the other hand, have six wins and two draws from eight games.
The woes continued for top tier debutantes Home Improvement and Hardware Supplies Waterford Compton United as they were fed a sixth loss for the season by Rendezvous FC in the evening’s first game. Compton have only three points from a single to show for their seven games. This latest loss was effected by a goal each from Keon Atkins and Jomo Brathwaite in the 27th and 40th minute respectively.
The night-cap game went to Paradise FC and Mackeson Brittons Hill, with the latter being held to a seventh loss in nine games. Brittons Hill are having their worst season in some time as they have only two points to show for their campaign thus far. It was a single goal that gave Paradise the win and $500 bonus as they brought up their 2017 record to four wins and two draws in nine games. Mario Williams rocked the nets for Paradise in the 83rd minute to see Brittons Hill continue their march in the direction of relegation at the end of the season.