Goal rush

Wales, Paradise score big wins

Weymouth Wales are now third in the 2015 Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association’s Premier League points standing on four points after they whipped Solaris Pinelands 5-1 at the National Stadium last night.

In the other game played Direct TV Paradise moved into fifth position on three points after they defeated Silver Sands FC 4-0.

Former Premier League champions Wales netted early in the 14th minute when striker Tristan “Fishy” Parris received the ball inside the box after a swift build-up and booted a shot to the right of Pinelands goalkeeper, Michael Spooner.

Tristan “Fishy” Parris on the ball.
Tristan “Fishy” Parris on the ball.

As sweet as that opening goal was Wales were in a spot of bother when their captain Arantees Lawrence was sent off for unnecessary verbal remarks directed towards the referee. Wales however did not change their game plan in anyway and held basically a similar formation despite being down to ten players. Goal number two was added a couple minutes later when the ball was played up the field, through the middle, crossed over to the right to striker Jomo Harewood who controlled the ball well inside the box and kicked a low shot through Spooner who made a diving attempt but missed the ball as it went past his outstretched body to give Wales their second goal in the 30th minute.

Arantees Lawrence (leaping) charged after the ball and almost scored. He was sent off by the referee shortly afterwards.
Arantees Lawrence (leaping) charged after the ball and almost scored. He was sent off by the referee shortly afterwards.

Seven minutes later Wales made it 3-0 when the ball broke from the left of the field and Harewood was in place to finish when he blasted his shot past the keeper in the 37th minute to grab his second goal of the game and put Wales in a firm position leading into the second half.

Pinelands played a bit more defensively when the second half got underway but could not stop the mighty Wales from scoring goal number four which came in the 54th minute through striker Kemar Headley. Headley received assistance from Parris who played the ball cleanly from the left to him and he controlled and turned with the ball and took shot at goal and scored in one movement. This despite efforts from Spooner who managed to get some gloves on the ball but not enough.

Substitute Jason King came on to replace Parris in the 75th minute and scored when Headley sent in a low free-kick which went through the feet of the Pinelands defenders and on to the boot of King who accepted the gift and struck a powerful goal to make it 5-0.

Pinelands managed to pull one back in the 86th minute through Lionel Paul but by that stage Wales’ fat lady had long been singing at the top of her voice.

In the second game played Paradise opened the score in the 20th minute when the ball was pushed up the right flank by Zico Phillips who chipped the ball powerfully over to the left to striker Jabarry Chandler who scored easily with a right-footed shot.

Chandler added another goal to his name when the ball was played inside the box and the talented striker somehow got his outstretched boot onto the ball in the 41st minute and scored to give Paradise a 2-0 lead at the end of the first half.

In the 58th minute of the second half a free kick was taken by striker Armando Lashley and his delivery rolled through Silver Sands’ porous defense and Phillips was in place to smash the ball past Silver Sands’ goalkeeper Gabrielle Layne.  Lashley scored the fourth goal of the game in the 73rd minute and at the end of game Paradise’s confidence would have been lifted significantly after receiving a 5-0 drubbing from Rendezvous FC last Sunday.

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