Teams continue tussle for supremacy

Fareham Hockey Club from England had much reason to celebrate after capturing their first win at the 31st edition of the Barbados Hockey Festival played Wednesday at Kensington Oval.

The visitors came up against home side Barbados Defence Force (BDF) in Men’s B action around 9 a.m. and came out on top with a convincing 3-0 win.

Brian Burrowes (centre) of Barbados Defence Force does well to defend against Harry Lemon of the victorious Fareham team from England.
Brian Burrowes (centre) of Barbados Defence Force does well to defend against Harry Lemon of the victorious Fareham team from England.

That was followed by two women’s games starting with Maple who defeated BDF 7-1 in the ‘A’ grouping and in the second Women’s A match-up Raptors and Fareham ladies played to a 0-0 draw.

It was anybody’s ball in this sequence between Maple (in white) and Barbados Defence Force (pink).
It was anybody’s ball in this sequence between Maple (in white) and Barbados Defence Force (pink).

At the Usain Bolt Sports Complex, University of the West Indies Blackbirds, playing at home, trounced Du Badd Crew 3-1 in Men’s ‘B’ action. In a Mixed ‘B’ showdown UWI Blackbirds and A Badd Connection played aggressively looking for a victory but the game ended in stalemate.

Du Badd Crew goal scorer Paul Gill (third left) reaches for the ball while trying to stave off a challenge from University of the West Indies players.
Du Badd Crew goal scorer Paul Gill (third left) reaches for the ball while trying to stave off a challenge from University of the West Indies players.

Meanwhile in the veterans game Maple and Dutch Caribbean Stars played to a 1-1 draw.

Shane Lewis of University of the West Indies comes under pressure from Jaco Crouse (left) and Cher King of A Badd Connection in what was an exciting mixed match. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Shane Lewis of University of the West Indies comes under pressure from Jaco Crouse (left) and Cher King of A Badd Connection in what was an exciting mixed match. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

Barbados TODAY brings a pictorial review of the action.

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