Empire battered by Genesis

Empire’s female footballers will wish to put what happened to them yesterday quickly out of their collective memories.

Playing in the Barbados Football Association’s Women’s League at the Emmerton playing field in the City, Empire were hammered 12-0 by Genesis in a rout that could have ended in an even wider margin of victory. Genesis have a history of dishing out severe punishment to strugglers, with their 15-0 mauling of St John Combined a few years ago still fresh in the minds of many.

Yesterday evening it was the Bank Hall, St. Michael team’s turn to get a whipping as Makala Alleyne struck a beaver-trick with goals in the 2nd, 9th, 58th and 72nd minutes. Not to be outdone the speedy Christaline Chandler chipped in with a hat-trick, netting in the 12th, 42nd and 45th minutes. Also snacking on Empire were Tori-ann Cadogan in the 14th minute, Kerry Trotman in the 20th, Joelle Gibson in the 42nd, Esther Reece in the 86th and Ailsa Walcott signed off the feast with a 90th minute goal.

Empire's Aaliyah Alleyne chases after the ball while pursued by Genesis' Ailsa Walcott (number 15) and Kerry Trotman (number 10).
Empire’s Aaliyah Alleyne chases after the ball while pursued by Genesis’ Ailsa Walcott (number 15) and Kerry Trotman (number 10).

Earlier the University of the West Indies shut out Mavericks 3-0, thanks to goals from Colleen Johnson in the 8th minute, Renasha Jones in the 21st minute and Cadijah Mars in the 87th.

In the third match of the triple-header National Sports Council had an easy 5-1 victory over Technique. Jalisa Callender got a brace with goals in the 76th and 84th minutes as Technique noticeably flagged in the dying moments of the encounter. Earlier Technique had got off to the worst possible start when Nadia Bretney conceded an own-goal in the 31st minute that seemingly opened up the floodgates.

Fewer than 15 minutes later Ariel Grant made it 2-0. But during the best period of play for Technique Sharima Best scored in the 49th minute to pull a goal back for her team at 2-1. This, however, was as good as it got for Technique. Kimberley Ellis made it 3-1 in the 61st minute before Callender finished off the game strongly.

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