BDF shut out and shot down
Members of the Barbados Defence Force might be accustomed to gunfire. But the fusillade which they repeatedly heard last night at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, was not that of bullets but the sound of the ball beating into the goal bars on a dozen occasions as Deacons shot them down 12-0 on day five of the UWIHC/UWI Hockey Scrimfest Championships 2013.
From as early as the second minute Raymond Nurse got the ball rolling and that opened the floodgates. Nurse’s strike was followed by Nicholas Griffith (6th min), Keron Taylor (8th, 9th,14th,17th and 26th min), Derwin Burrowes (11th, 26th), Jamar Lashley (15th,30th) and Shonkeel Wharton (26th).
The score-line didn’t lie as the game was as one-sided as it suggested with Deacons hardly surrendering ball possession against the hapless BDF. The end of the game brought a collective sigh of relief from the BDF
In another match Cool Runnings were in good shape as they defeated Combermere School Old Scholars 3-2 in an exciting affair. Paul Gill scored in the 9th minute and Laurando Davis added a second five minutes later. The talented Aaron Forde then pulled one back in the 16th minute for CSOS but Akil Trotman Grant made it 3-1 in the 26th minute.
CSOS tried to get back into the game with some spirited play and were rewarded with a 29th minute goal from Shavon Goddard but it was all a little too late as time expired shortly afterwards.
Live Up were also in good form defeating All Stars 5-2 in another encounter that promised much but eventually turned into a one-sided affair.
Indeed Live Up led 5-1 as the game petered out before Ryan Davis scored in the 30th minute to add a semblance of competitiveness to the score-sheet.
Earlier Akeem Rudder had found the goal bars in the fourth minute. Marlon Daniel equalised in the 12th minute to give a hint of an even tussle but Live Up then quickly locked down the game with goals from†Mark Murray (13th min), Neraj Mason (20th), Ramario Howell (25th) and Renaldo Holder (26th).
For the UWIHC, which defeated Blackbirds 4-1, John Warner hit a hat-trick of goals as he tormented an outfit that was almost left the “black and blue” birds. Warner struck in the 3rd, 13th and 25th minutes, while Carlos Applewhaite added to the misery in the 27th minute.
The Blackbirds consolation came from the stick of Justin Catlin in the 15th minute.In a women’s match Shanice Clarke’s 12th minute goal for BB Limerz was cancelled out in the 27th minute by Jennese Birkett. (WG)†††