Whitehall Titans failed to get the better of Haynesville despite having the advantage in numbers.
No changes in BFA’s Division 1
It seems to be business as usual in the Barbados Football Association’s Division 1 as there have been no changes at the top of both groups of the competition. With teams jostling for all positions throughout the standings except for the pole, Deacons Football Club and Wotton Football Club continued to show a clean pair of heels when the tournament continued this week.
Deacons went seven points clear in Zone 1 with 28 on Monday without even having to kick a single ball as they were scheduled to play the booted Rendezvous FC.
However, Potential Ballers gained three points and worked for them as they came from behind to steal away a 2-1 win over the Barbados Defence Force at the Wildey Turf on Monday as well.
Jabari Brandford got the soldiers off the mark and on the card in the 30th. However, the Ballers were level again just a few minutes after as Donavan Callender knocked home an equaliser in the 38th. Still inside the first half, Darrin Layne gave the BDF the game-winner in the 45th.
The other game on the night saw Bagatelle SSC and Blackspurs breaking even after two goals apiece. Bagatelle looked good for the win after going into the break with a sound two-goal cushion. Goals from Marlon Headley in the 11th and 37th minutes set the St. Thomas team in good stead. However, going the other way, the fortunes were changed and Blackspurs bounced back with shots from Rico Agard (55th) and Raheem Westfield (78th).
On Wednesday at the Wildey venue Wotton screamed their way to a 10-point lead in Zone 2 with a hefty 6-0 win over Central League Spartans. Spartans seemed to be holding up pretty well in the latter stages of the first half as two early goals rocked the nets in the first half with Julian Nicholls and Rico Forde beating the keeper in the 2nd and 17th minutes. However, it all went downhill in the second with Darian King (65th), Shakim Shepherd (71st and 81st) and Zavier Parris (90th) all knocking the ball over the line.
The earlier game on the night saw Haynesville overtaking Whitehall Titans in the standings for third place after a 1-0 win. After starting short of a full roster – a development that saw former national goalkeeper Horace Stoute filling in between the uprights for a bit – Haynesville were able to hold Whitehall off for the first 10 minutes until the two missing men appeared.
Even after losing a player to a red card, Haynesville still kept Central League at bay and they would go on to score in the 85th minute through the efforts of Marcus Best.