Darico King of St. Andrew Lions (left) holds the ball as Daniel Calvi of Empire tries to mark him.
Water woes win out in Wildey showdown
A water outage in the Wildey area and surrounding districts was the star of the day as a wrench was thrown in the works of the Barbados Premier League this past Sunday. With a live television broadcast three-game card scheduled at the Wildey Turf, only one game was played before the evening was abandoned due to the outage.
In that one game there would be no victor as Scotty’s Car Rentals St. Andrew Lions and Empire Cub played to a draw. The Group 2 leaders, Empire jumped to the front in the 4th minute of the match-up when Daniel Calvi sent a long lob from his team’s half to meet Jabbary Chandler on the run. Chandler was pressured by defender, Marc Alleyne but the much smaller striker kept him at bay and pushed the ball past an advancing Donte Hinds.
The Lions roared back into contention in the 39th when Shamar Edwards was given too much room about eight yards outside the box. Taking the ball and turning towards the bars, he let a right boot shot rip to the top-right corner past a diving Oba Tucker. Despite several attempts from both sides, the scales did not tip in either direction and the game ended at 1-1.
On Saturday, Brittons Hill United picked up their second win of the season with a 2-0 whipping of RBC Capital Markets Barbados Soccer Academy. Dante Greenidge knocked home a brace with goals in the 73rd and 94th minutes.
Game 2 saw Crane and Equipment Ellerton handing down a sound thrashing on Youth Milan with a 4-1 result. Shakille Belle wasted no time in putting the St. George side on with a goal in the 1st minute. Youth Milan drew level in the 19th but Ellerton pulled away again in the 42nd with another Shakille Belle goal. In the second half, Anson Barrow (84th) and Shakiyl Cox (92nd) added two more to the Ellerton tally.
The nightcap saw the crumble of Paradise FC as they were knocked down a few notches by the Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme. Led by a brace from Rashad Jules (31st and 64th), the soldier also had shots sent home by Renaldo Trim in the 35th, Omani Leacock in the 73rd and Rasheed Williams in the 90th. Paradise were able to pull out a single consolation in the 55th with a goal from Dario Harewood.