Four days after the tragic death of their team captain Kennedy Isles, the S-KRave Newtown United F.C. play their rescheduled SKNFA Premier League game against Flow 4G Cayon Rockets at the Warner Park. But the team from East Basseterre was no match for the boys from the Green Valley, as Cayon trounced Newtown F.C. 5-2 on Tuesday night.
FLOW 4G CAYON ROCKETS vs S-KRAVE NEWTOWN UTD
Halftime score 1 – 1
FINAL SCORE 5 – 2 in favour of CAYON
SCORING FOR CAYON
Jayan Duncan 2 goals – 16th & 58th min
Javern Matthew 2 goals – 61st & 80th min
Quanniki Clarke 71st min
SCORING FOR NEWTOWN
Jordan Missiri 20th min
Yohannes Mitcham 88th min
At the end of the match, Cayon’s Assistant Coach Jazza Buchanan said his team had figured out Newtown’s game plan in the first half, and was able to capitalize on it in the second half. “We know what Newtown was going to bring tonight and we still let them get a goal in the first half…we went back in (at half time)…and took our chances when we get chances to score,” Buchanan said.
He said the team is doing better this season due the return of some of their major players who had left for other teams. He also said young player who had a chance to play last year, are now more aware of the style of football Cayon plays and are living up to the billing.
Meanwhile, Coach Earl Jones of Newtown F.C. believes his players lacked the commitment needed to win the match. “The fellas are not disciplined. Not even to come out and train. I don’t know if it’s the loss of the captain. Yesterday was a bit sad on the training ground but nevertheless the guys were willing to play for the community and for Kennedy.
Jones commented on the loss of their team Captain Kennedy Isles, who was killed last Friday. He said his death is a major loss to the team and the community. “It’s a really, really big loss. Kennedy was instrumental in putting this team together after losing out about 18 players from the team. He was also the captain. It was really sad over on the training ground. But nevertheless we came to play. We saw our mistakes and we just have to correct them,” Jones added.
In the night’s other match:
H E GARDEN HOTSPURS vs ELCO LTD SECURITY FORCES
halftime score 3 – 0 in favour of SPURS
FINAL SCORE 6 – 2 in favour of SPURS
SCORING FOR SPURS
Steve Archibald hat trick 20th, 29th & 43rd min
Jahsani Merritt 2 goals 47th & 70th min
Dahjal Kelly 83rd min
SCORING FOR SECURITY FORCES
Lesburt Jefferies 53rd min
Shevene Boston (pk) 69th min
The SKNFA Premier League resumes on Saturday at the Warner Park.