BDFSP thrashed Brittons Hill

Fresh from their 7-0 drubbing of Waterford Compton, heavy-scoring Barbados Defence Force Sports Progamme (BDFSP) thrashed struggling Brittons Hill United 4-1, as action in the Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association’s Premier League continued Tuesday night at the Wildey, St Michael AstroTurf.

Akeem Hill had a mixed night for the winners. He opened the scoring with a goal in the 17th minute but his night would subsequently go from great to horrid when he was red-carded following two bookings. Ironically, Hill was the only player in the BDFSP’s line-up to go into the referee’s book.

Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme top striker Shaquille Boyce attacking Brittons Hill defence inside the box. (Pictures by Morissa Lindsay)

The BDFSP’s Omani Leacock has been having a good season so far. Leacock had a hat-trick against Waterford Compton on Sunday night and with nine minutes to go in regulation time before the first-half ended, he found the back of the nets to make it 2-0 and basically seal the encounter.

The half-time pep talk seemingly instilled a bit more confidence and spunk in the Brittons Hill side, as they appeared to up their play on resumption. They were more purposeful in the mid-field with a few forays into BDFSP territory without capitalizing on the opportunities.  However all that changed in the 55th minute when Curtis Odle pulled a goal back to the delight of the long-suffering Brittons Hill fans.

Curtis Odle (right) scored the lone goal of the match for Brittons Hill.

With a 2-1 score line looking much more palatable, one would have expected that Brittons Hill would have launched a searing attack on the BDFSP while simultaneously tightening up in their defence. But this was not to be. Thoughts of a comeback were dashed within five minutes of Odle’s goal. Rico Forde would deliver the killer blow with a 61st minute strike that deflated Brittons Hill.

It came as no surprise when the BDFSP scored their fourth in the 85th minute through Shaquille Boyce, as by this stage Brittons Hill were practically just anticipating the referee’s final whistle. Boyce, like Leacock, had also scored a hat-trick in his last appearance and the goal was just reward for an industrious showing last night.




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