Four goals see Lester Vaughan win

Lester Vaughan Rajohn Hawkesworth (green) and Shamar Mc Clean jostling for ball possession.
Lester Vaughan Rajohn Hawkesworth (green) and Shamar Mc Clean jostling for ball possession.

A double strike from Rajohn Hawkesworth set the stage for Lester Vaughan’s 4-1 drubbing of Combermere on home soil as the Coca Cola-sponsored Barbados Secondary Schools Under-16 Football Tournament continued today at Cane Garden, St. Thomas.

It was a match in which the home team maintained full control over the game with the lion’s share of ball possession.

Although Combermere maintained a strong presence in the midfield, a proper defensive formation was non-existent and this allowed Lester Vaughan to execute a series of fluent passes on top of the six- yard box following a corner.

The build-up play eventually led to a goal being slotted home by Stefon Casear in the 8th minute. Seven minutes later another defensive lapse allowed Jafari Maxwell to break free for a one-on-one with the goal keeper, who came off his line way too early allowing Maxwell to lob the ball over his head and into the net.

Having no choice but to push forward for a goal, Combermere left lots of room for the counterattack, which Hawksworth skilfully exploited to register the team’s third goal going into the half-time break. Three minutes into the second half, Hawkesworth increased the lead to 4-0 with an almost carbon copy of the first goal.

This four goal cushion gave Lester Vaughan coach Adrian Mapp the confidence to ring in the changes, as he used all five subs in a quick time span.

Combermere did get some consolation courtesy of a silly defensive blunder which landed fortuitously for Rashad Grant in the six yard area, which he gleefully converted in the 43rd minute.

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