The two SKNFA Premier League matches played on Friday in Newtown ended in draws. Bath United drew 1-1 with Security Forces FC and Newtown United drew 2-2 with Rams Village Superstars. Jalden Meyers of Bath scored an own goal to give Security forces the lead but was able to make amends after earning a penalty, which he converted. Coach Alex Claxton of Bath offered his take on the match. “I would say that in terms of what we wanted to do and achieve, I don’t think we executed well when we get into the final third. We needed to be a bit more composed and get shots on target. That never happened,” he said.
Coach of Security Forces St. Clair Morris said this one point earned from this match will begin the process of motivating the team. “It’s good we got one point which is good for the team and motivation. That’s what the team wants,” Morris said.
In the big match of the night, the Basseterre Derby, Yohannes Mitchum got the goalscoring off in the 21st min with a stunning strike from yards out to give Newtown the lead. Village earned a penalty converted by the league’s top scorer Kimaree Rogers in the 58th min. Shaheem Prentice restored Newtown’s lead in the 71st min, but Kimaree Rogers again sealed a draw for Newtown in the 80th min. Coach Stephen Clarke praised his players for their resilience and for coming back twice to draw the match. “They are very resilient. They show guts, courage after going down in the first half…we always come back when we are down but we have to find that spark to hit first,” he said.