Compton end top-flight drought

Home Improvement and Hardware Supplies Waterford Compton have finally been able to break their own losing streak after getting off to a hard start in the Barbados Football Association’s 2017 Digicel Premier League. Five games into their debut campaign in the top tier, the embattled side picked up their first points of the season with a win over the equally-troubled Mackeson Brittons Hill.Playing in the first of two games on Thursday night at the National Stadium, Compton drew first blood with a goal from Romario Small in the 27th minute.

Brittons Hill were able to level things out nine minutes later when Travis Coppin rocked the nets in the 36th. Before the break, Compton picked up the lead again when Zinio Harris got his second goal of the season in the 40th.

When the teams switched sides, Brittons Hill found another equaliser, this time from Mustafa Haqq (58th). However, the game of ‘one-up’ was brought to an end just two minutes later as Kishmar Wade had the final say for the Waterford-based team to bring up the three-two victory.

In the night’s other game, Clayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame were kept from moving to the top of the table by an annoying four-goal drubbing. Set to lead to standings with a win in Thursday’s game, the Dames were denied the honour as Paradise put a sound five-one whipping in them.
Paradise’s leading goal-scorer Armando Lashley opened the account for the Dover-based team with a goal in the 19th minute. An equaliser came from the Dames through the efforts of Zeco Edmee in the 25th, but that was as far as their fortune would stretch.

Steven Griffith closed out the half with a goal in the 44th before Mario Williams added another in the 56th to see the score at three-one. Lashley finished things up with a hat-trick, scoring again in the 60th and 80th minutes.

The league continues this evening at the Stadium with a triple-header. The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme will be hoping for good things in the 4:00 PM game against Phone Repair Medic Belfield as they seek to regain pole position. The 6:00 PM game goes to Crane and Equipment Ellerton and Weymouth Wales, who are currently ruling the roost. At 8:00 PM, University of the West Indies Blackbirds and Rendezvous close out the day’s action. (MP)

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