No mercy

Tristan Parris (yellow shirt, with ball) is the leading goal-scorer so far in the season. (FP)
Tristan Parris (yellow shirt, with ball) is the leading goal-scorer so far in the season. (FP)

The Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme maintained their lead at the top of the Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association’s Premier League table with a clinical 4-0 dismantling of an out-matched St. John Sonnets at Wildey, St. Michael last night.

Sonnets, despite being under siege for prolonged periods of the encounter, held solid at the back for most of the first half. But on the stroke of the half-time Teriq Highland scored to give the BDF the lead. That opening goal set the tone for the rest of the game as Sonnets’ defence became more and more porous as the game progressed.In the 49th minute Shaquille Stewart made it 2-0.

Sonnets had a few opportunities but after reasonable mid-field build-up their efforts constantly broke down in goal-scoring positions.

This was not the case, though, with the BDF as Chai Lloyd would add to Sonnets’ misery with goals in the 70th and 85th minutes to put the encounter to bed.

BDF lead the table with seven points from three games, the same as Weymouth Wales, which has a slightly inferior goal difference. Paradise and Notre Dames are also on seven points from three and four games respectively and with an inferior goal difference to the BDF.

St. John Sonnets are sitting at the bottom of the 10-team table having lost all three of their early season games. They also have the dubious distinction of conceding 10 goals in those three games without finding the nets themselves.

In the first game of the double-header, Hayden Holligan’s 59th minute strike gave Notre Dame a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Dayrells Road.

Dayrells Road’s national player Tristan Parris is the leading marksman for the season so far with four goals while Wales’ Dwayne Stanford has three. Lloyd’s goals last night were his first for the season, while Highland’s strike was his second goal. Holligan’s winning goal was his first for the recently started season.††

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