Wales turned upside down by Lions in Premier League
The run was good while it lasted but last year’s Capelli Cup and Champions Cup winners, Weymouth Wales, had their unbeaten streak in the 2020 Cocoa Cola Premier League brought to an abrupt end by the most unlikely of suspects.
When this past weekend’s action opened up on Saturday night at the Wildey Turf, Wales gave up a two-goal cushion to go down 3-2 to St. Andrew Lions.
Previously languishing in 11th place in the standings, the Lions had four draws and two losses going into their seventh game and gave up their first goal in 6th minute to Ray Snagg. Four minutes later, Wales were up to 2-0 with a goal from Romario Harewood.
Wales were well on their way to securing a sixth win in their seventh game, but the Lions were able to pull one back just before the end of the first half with a goal from Shamar Edwards in the 40th. Just after the start of the second, it was Edwards again as he brought his team back within striking range in the 49th.
In the same minute, Wales lost their first of two players to a red card with Mario Williams being given his walking papers. Emeraio Georges gave the Lions the game-winner in the 87th to seal the deal while things got even worse for Wales with goalkeeper Liam Brathwaite awarded a red card in the 91st.
Silver Sands managed to pull themselves out of a slump which saw them shaking off a three-game losing streak in their match. After amassing five losses in six games, Silver Sands bounced back to sneak away a win in their seventh.
Coming up against an equally embattled Brittons Hill in the middle fixture, Silver Sands scored an early goal that would see them to the three points. Kadeem Brewster netted in the 15th minute to put Silver Sands ahead of the Premier League stalwarts, a goal to which they could find no replies. Brittons Hill’s predicament was compounded by the loss of Romayne Primus in the 85th minute to a red card. This win sees Silver Sands into 11th position on six points while Brittons Hill sit at the bottom with five.
The evening’s first game saw the University of the West Indies Blackbirds and Notre Dame breaking even after a 2-2 draw. Notre Dame struck first in the 18th minute through Zeco Edmee, who is back after a one-game ban. However, the Blackbirds were level with a goal from Kobe Mayers in the 26th. A well-placed shot from Tremaine Cobham in the 30th gave the Dames the lead into the break.
Going the other way, UWI waited late for Natari Worrell to send home the equaliser in the 80th and tie things up before referee Adrian Goddard blew the final whistle.