Old Road, St. Paul’s Enjoy Wins
With some high profile matches in this past weekend’s SKNFA premier league ending in draws,
three teams enjoyed victories. Two of those teams won on Friday night when MFCR United Old
Road Jets defeated Hotsprings Bath United 2-0 and S.L. Horsfords St. Paul’s United dismissed
Flow 4G Cayon Rockets 3-0. Tiquanny Williams scored both goals for Old Road, who are now
back to winning ways after a suffering a losing streak and a draw in their last few matches.
Williams scored in the 85 th and 90 th minute. It was a credit to Bath who held their opponents
scoreless for 85 minutes, had it not been for two blunders that cost them the match.
All the SKNFA Premier League matches were streamed live on the SKNFA Facebook page. In the
post-match analysis Loshaun Dixon and Esington Watts spoke about Old Road returning to
winning ways and Bath United playing good football despite the loss. “It’s a heartbreaking
moment for the Nevisian team,” Watts said. “They held out for 85 minutes and just some
blunders and a goal scorer like Tiquanny Williams with great finishing instinct was able to
capitalize on the mistakes,” he added.
In Friday night’s second match, defending champions S.L. Horsfords St. Paul’s United proved
why they are favorites to repeat this season after they dispatched title contenders Flow 4G
Cayon Rockets. This is the second time in a week that St. Paul’s defeated the team that was
ranked second in the table, after defeating Spurs that was ranked second last week. Jovaughn
Leader got the goal scoring off in the 38th minute followed by Vinceroy Nelson 10 minutes later
with a stunning free kick yards out. Nelson, a former Cayon player celebrated his goal in front
the Cayon bench as if to send a message to his old side. Anthony Caines, who came off the
bench in the dying moments of the game scored in the 5 th minute of stoppage time.
Assistant coach of Cayon Jazza Buchanan said they played well in the first half to limit St. Paul’s
chances and capitalize on their weakness. However, they gave St. Paul’s chances to score from
set pieces which plays into their hands. “We can’t afford to give them anything in those areas
because they are very good at set pieces,” Buchanan said.
For St. Paul’s, their manager Derionne Edmeade said Cayon bossed them around in the first half
and they had to make changes in the second half, despite leading 1-0. “We went into the
second half and make the adjustments. We realized that we had to match Cayon’s energy
based on how they were playing in the first half, he said. “We really had to look at what they
were really doing and figure out what we were not doing properly and after making the
adjustments I think we came out second half with St. Paul’s playing St. Paul’s football,” he