Brittons hill moves into third on the table
Mackeson Brittons Hill thumped Solaris Pinelands 9-0 thanks to hat-tricks from striker Dwayne Stanford and midfielder Curtis Odle as the Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association’s Premier League continued last night at the Wildey, St Michael Astro Turf.
Direct TV Paradise were also in action and they defeated Klayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame 3-1.
Brittons Hill’s victory has now allowed them to creep into third position on 26 points in the standings with just one point separating them from second placed Weymouth Wales on 27 and Rendezvous who are in the lead on 29.
Odle got the ball rolling in the ninth minute of play with an easy goal which was followed up with another in the 23rd from Stanford when the ball was played on the right wing, brought inside the box by striker Romell Bynoe who was given lots of room to advance and make an easy pass over to Stanford who finished the job.
Walton Burrowes made it three in the 27th minute when a corner was taken by Odle from the right and found the head of Burrowes who judged the height beautifully and placed it into the back of the nets past Pinelands’ goalkeeper Michael Spooner.
Seven minutes later in the 34th Stanford found his second goal when a free-kick from about 26 yards out was aimed directly in front the goal bars where Antone Ellis took a shot at goal and was denied by Pinelands keeper Spooner but he failed to hang on to the ball and allowed dangerman Stanford to shake the nets on the rebound.
Odle then took a thunderous shot at goal in the 38th minute and the ball went flying past Spooner who was having a nightmare in the goal bars. That was the last straw and he was then taken off and Kohbeay Taylor came on as his replacement but that did not make much of a difference.
In the 45th minute Burrowes captured his second goal of the game from a shot taken about 29 yards out that flew past Taylor into the nets. It would have taken a miracle for Pinelands who were without their star player Arantees Lawrence to make a comeback at that stage as Brittons Hill ended the first half with a daunting 6-0 advantage.
When the game resumed Elsid Miggins of Brittons Hill and Lionel Paul of Pinelands were both given red cards in the 53rd minute for fighting. That did not stop Brittons Hill, though, who continued where they left off with Stanford getting yet another hat-trick and in so doing moved to the top of the season’s goal-scorers with 13.
Odle also claimed his first hat-trick with another goal in the 81st minute and Rommel Bynoe put the icing on the cake in the 83rd when he too scored.
In the other game played Trevor Mayers gave Paradise the lead against Notre Dame in the 20th minute and the game would remain 1-0 for the remainder of the first half. They then came out in the second half and added two more goals compliments of Andre Bourne and Jabarry Chandler in the 70th and 89th minutes respectively. Akeem Broomes to pull one back for the Dames in the 90+2nd minute but at this stage that was mere statistical detail.