Champions!

Barbados Defence Force Sports Program (BDFSP) are the 2015 Digicel sponsored Premier League champions after Rendezvous failed to score in excess of 11 goals against Weymouth Wales last night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf.

Wales defender Dwayne Peters dribbles past Rendezvous captain Jeffery Williams. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)
Wales defender Dwayne Peters dribbles past Rendezvous captain Jeffery Williams. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

 Rendezvous did not only have to defeat Wales which they did 2-1 but they also needed to pass BDFSP who retained their third consecutive title thanks to a better goal difference of 33 compared to Rendezvous 23 despite the two teams ending the league season on 38 points each.

BDFSP won the Banks Cup two Sundays ago when they defeated their main rivals Rendezvous 2-1 in the finals and now the Premier League to capture their second title of the year and became the first team since 2010 to do the double since Clayton Kola Tonic Notre Dame.

Weymouth Wales captain Jabar Greene tries to hold back Rendezvous goal scorer Ramano Snagg.
Weymouth Wales captain Jabar Greene tries to hold back Rendezvous goal scorer Ramano Snagg.

Rendezvous took the lead in the 25th minute through midfielder Ramano Snagg to put his side up 1-0. Wales then locked the scores 1-1 two minutes later thanks to Rendezvous defender Jomo Brathwaite who scored an own goal.

In the second half both sides went in search of that all-important goal to take the lead and eventually Rendezvous through Snagg in the 55th minute went up 2-1 when he ran with the ball, played it through Wales’ defence and tapped it right of custodian Bentley Springer into the back of the nets.

The ten teams in the competition played 18 games. BDFSP won 12, drew two, lost four with 48 goals for and 15 goals against to finish on 38. They were followed by Rendezvous who won twelve, drew two, lost four and had 43 goals for and 20 against to end with the same number of points as the soldiers. University of the West Indies won ten, drew and lost four respectively and had 38 goals for and 17 against to finish third on 34 points.

Wales was fourth on a tally of 31 when they captured eight wins, seven draws, three losses, 36 goals for and 17 against to edge out Mackeson Brittons Hill who fell just one point short on a tally of 30 with nine wins, three draws, six losses, along with 33 goals for and 30 against.

In the penultimate game of the season University of the West Indies (UWI) Blackbird won 3-0 over Clayton’s Kola Tonic Notre Dame thanks to two goals which came off the boot of striker Mario Harte in the 63rd and 80th minutes while Andrew Leslie found an early goal in the seventh.

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