National Bank Premier League action resumed this week with wins for Island Auto Supplies Conaree F.C., Flow 4G Cayon Rockets and S.L Horsfords St. Pauls. Defending Premier League champions Flow 4G Cayon Rockets have stamped their authority to remind their opponents that they are still in the mix of things, despite mixed results of recent. They defeated league leaders Hobson Enterprise Garden Hotspurs 2-0 on Wednesday at the Warner Park. Carlos Bertie scored twice in the 54th & 72nd min. In the first encounter of the night, TGE Dieppe Bay Eagles sprung a surprise on former champions Winners Circle Newtown United winning with a 1-1 draw.
Newtown took the lead in the first half from Akimba Lawrence in the 29th minute. However nine minutes later Tahir Jefferson equalized for Dieppe Bay. Coach of Dieppe Bay Shavon Douglas explained how his team was able to neutralize the many time Premier League champions. “Essentially we stuck to our game plan. We knew that they would try to exploit the long balls into the channel, so essentially it was for us to play our game, which is to contain the spaces. So we felt that once we close out those, then we would have a real good opportunity,” Douglas said.
For coach Anthony Nets Isaac of Newtown, the draw was a disappointing result. “The first 40 minutes we had Dieppe Bay under a lot of pressure until Dieppe Bay scored…we have to score goals against these so called light teams at the bottom,” Isaac said.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday with S.L Horsfords St. Pauls drubbing Fast Cash Saddlers United 3-1 and Sol Island Auto Supplies Conaree edging St. Thomas Trinity Strikers 1-0. Darrell Challenger got the ball rolling for St. Pauls in their match up with a 12th min strike resulting from a beautiful free kick within range. Sheldon Richards scored an own goal in the 38th minute and Kendale Liburd rounded out the goal scoring for St. Pauls in the 67th minute.
Dequan Wattley scored a consolation goal in the 87th min for Saddlers. In the first of Tuesday’s double header Conaree labored to a 1-0 win over St. Thomas Trinity United with Orlando Mitcham scoring in the 75th minute. Coach Alexis Morris of Conaree explained why his team struggled against their opponents. “My guys come out there and thought this game would be easy… think we took them for granted and you saw in the first half we squandered about three, four chances. We were not able to get our passing game together and as a result it cost us a bit of a problem and once the halftime whistle would have blown we would made some adjustments and put some different things together on the table,” Coach Morris said.
Assistant Coach of St. Thomas Trinity United Roger Hendricks was disappointed with the result. “That’s a very good free kick from (Mitcham),” he said of Conaree’s goal. Rams Village Superstars will have a chance to top the table after Thursday’s Premier League match, but they will have to go through Elco Ltd St. Peters that has been on a good run of form in round 2.