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Newtown United and Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs both recorded the first wins
of the 2023 SKNFA Premier League with matches played in Sandy Point on Friday Feb 10.

Newtown brushed aside Hotsprings Bath United 5-1.

Scoring for Newtown
Sylvester Caines 13th min
D’Jaun Warner 35th min
Leranje Liburd 56th min
Kennedy Rodriguez (pk) 59th min
Akimba Lawrence 87th min

Scoring for Bath
Phillron Lavia (pk) 90th min

Anthony “Nets” Isaac has returned as the coach for Newtown and he was happy with Friday’s
results. Coach of Bath Alex Claxon, said the players are finding their groove, seeing this was the
first match, but promised some adjustments for the next match.

Meanwhile, Spurs edged newly promoted Jones Group Sandy Point FC 2-1.

Scoring for Spurs
Steve Archibald 19th min
Valmon Jeffers (pk) 60th min

Scoring for Sandy Point
Shaquan Pemberton 90th +2 min

Coach Steven Brown of Spurs, said the win was a good one, considering the challenges they
endured with match conditions. “We executed well enough. There were some challenges that we
faced coming out here; the size of the field was a bit smaller so we couldn’t execute our
gameplan to the fullest, but nonetheless, the guys adjusted enough. We were able to capitalize on
our chances and scored a few goals. We got the three points, which is what we came here for,”
Brown said.

A member of the Sandy Point technical team, Elzito Warner said the players were probably a bit
nervous playing in their first match of the season at home. “Honestly, I would say we played at
least a six out of a ten (rating). There are a few things we did poorly; I guess it’s nerves from our first game”; Warner said. “But I know we can do better—we saw it at the end of the game where we started pressing high and we started to get into the opponent and we actually got our goal. So, I think if we start in games earlier and pressing higher, we could do much better” Warner added.

The upcoming Premier League fixtures this weekend will be played in Cayon, Newtown and
Warner Park.


Caption: Kennedy Rodriguez (center) of Newtown United was one of the players of the match, scoring a goal from the penalty spot.