BDFSP trounce Paradise
Reigning premier league champions win 5-0
Reigning Digicel Barbados Football Association’s Premier League champion Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) trounced Direct TV Paradise 5-0 as action in local top flight football continued at the National Stadium yesterday.
The order of the day was five-love as Rendezvous also whipped Solaris Pinelands 5-0 in the second encounter. Brittons Hill made a last minute comeback to draw the game against Weymouth Wales 2-2 in the final match played.
BDFSP midfielder Raheim Sargeant and striker Rashad Jules scored two goals apiece along with one from Kyle Gibson against Paradise.
In the other game Rendezvous striker Shandel Samuel ended on a hat-trick while his brother Miron Samuel and Ramano Snagg scored the additional two goals against Pinelands.
After starting the league off with a 1-1 draw against newcomers University of the West Indies last Sunday, BDFSP sent a message through Paradise who played their first game of the season last night that they have ever intention of retaining their title.
The first half of that game failed to produce a goal but action picked up in the second half when BDFSP’s Sargeant crossed the ball from inside the box to Rashad Jules who nailed it into the back of the nets in the 57th minute.
Goal number two came in the 66th minute when the ball was ran up the right flank of the field and passed over to Chai Lloyd who tried from inside the box to boot the ball past Paradise goalkeeper, Saheka Duke, but was denied and Jules was there to score on the rebound.
Things just got better for the soldiers when Sargeant scored the third goal of the game when the ball was crossed over to him and he found the nets in the 78th minute.
BDFSP produced their fourth goal in the 89th minute when Lloyd assisted Sargeant who scored yet another easy goal with a right boater past the goalie.
Kyle Gibson got his name among the scores in the dying stages of the game when Jules looked to his left and send a pass to Gibson who took the ball on his boot and scored in the 90th plus minute.
In the second encounter Rendezvous scored in the 27th minute of play when midfielder Snagg sent in a nice floating free-kick over the Pinelands defenders and Shandel Samuel got a touch on the ball which went flying into the goal bars.
A couple minutes later in the 36th minute Rendezvous were once again on the attack when Miron Samuel earned a free kick from the left of the field just outside the 18 yard box. Miron curled the ball beautifully with a right-footed effort and Shandel was inside the box to guide the ball into the goal bars.
Rendezvous commenced the second half with a 2-0 lead. And, they took that lead to 3-0 in the 59th minute when Snagg ran past Pineland’s defender Jhamal Hinds and sent in a neatly timed cross to Shandel who gave the ball a gentle nudge to beat the keeper and score to collect goal number three.
Snagg was very fast up the right flank and managed to score goal number four in the 69th minute when he evaded two of Pinelands’ defenders and finished well with a low strike through the goalkeeper.
There was no stopping the danger man who went on the attack once again. This time Snagg’s pace saw him surge up the middle of the field in the 85th minute, collect a pass inside the box and deliver a powerful shot into the back of the nets.
Striker Kemar Headley put Brittons Hill ahead in the eighth and 12th minutes respectively when he scored both goals but Zidkigah Samuel locked the game 2-2 in the 42nd and 94th minutes penalties.