Teams battle for top positions
St Peter have moved into second place in Zone 1 of the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic with a crushing 5-1 victory over St Philip West.
Playing Saturday at the Friendship, St Michael ground, St Peter moved to six points, three behind Christ Church East Central, thanks to goals from Donovan Lavine (7th & 44th minutes), Damian Edwards (11th), Kareem Frederick (49th) and Tony Edwards (90th).
Kyle Coppin had scored for St Philip West in the 18th minute to narrow the score line to 2-1 and give their fans hope of a closer encounter. But the comeback never materialized and Lavine opened the floodgates just before the half-time whistle. St Philip West remain rooted at the bottom of the five-team group on three points from four games.
In a Zone 6 match-up also played at Friendship, St Michael North East moved to eight points after a hard-fought 2-2 draw against St Thomas.
St Thomas drew first blood thanks to Bradley Alleyne’s 33rd minute strike. But this was quickly cancelled out by Tre-Miguel Ifill’s goal two minutes later. And just before the half-time whistle the St Michael side went 2-1 up through the efforts of Michael Forde.
In the second half St Thomas pressed diligently for the equalizer and got their reward in the 59th minute when Kemo Carter brought parity back to the game. There would be a few opportunities for both teams as the game progressed but the deadlock would remain until the final whistle. St Thomas are now in fourth position in the zone on two points from three games having drawn two and lost one. St Michael North East have won two and drawn two in their four games.
At Valery, St Michael Central got the full three points when they dished out St Michael West’s first defeat of the competition with a 2-0 result in Zone 5.
However St Michael West still top the zone with nine points from four matches having won their previous three games. St Michael Central are second on seven points from two wins and a draw in three games.
Zino Harris scored in the 34th minute of the game and Maradona Springer made the game safe in the 81st minute with a second goal.
In a second game played Akeem Bourne’s 12th minute goal for St Michael South Central was cancelled out by Shakille Belle’s 58th minute strike for St George South in the 1-1 result.
Only goal difference separates these two teams in Zone 2. St George South are in second place on seven points from four games with two wins, one draw and one defeat. St Michael South Central are third on seven points with similar results. However, St George South have nine goals for and eight against, while St Michael South Central have scored six and conceded give. It is that close.
The competition continues on Wednesday at Dover, Christ Church.