The SKNFA Premier League came back in fine style at the Warner Park football stadium on the
weekend with three big matches to continue the 2021 SKNFA Premier League. On Friday
Hostspring Bath United made a big dent in their efforts to avoid relegation with a 2-0 victory
over Fast Cash Saddlers United. Goals were scored by Venreece Richards in the 18th min and
Kenaicy Dorsett 85 th minute. After the match Coach of Bath United Alex Claxton, said the win is
crucial for the team to avoid relegation. “The objective was to make sure at half time no goals
conceded and also we were in the lead and we met that objective. Second half, the objective
was to also make sure no goals scored but at the same time, we soak up the pressure and wait
until that moment come and make use of the opportunity,” Coach Claxton said.
As for Coach Kenroy Knibbs of Saddlers, he felt the long layoff had an impact on his team’s
preparations. “What really went wrong is that we just need to finish better. In playing the game
we have better possession and we have control over the game but goals win the game and we
were outscored this evening,” he said.
The league continued on Saturday with Rams Village Superstars picking up a 2-0 win over St.
Peters F.C. in a rescheduled round 1 match. Raheem Francis scored in the 4th min and Jabez
Dorsett in the 80th minute. Newly appointed coach and former Village player forward Kimaree
Rogers was elated with the win. “We stuck to the game plan, we worked on it all week. We
knew what Monkey Hill was going to come with after seeing them Wednesday (in the
President’s Cup).…we used the first 15 minutes a little warm up, felt them out and after that
come out and hit them,” the newly minted Village coach said.
Coach Anthony Nets Isaac while disappointed with the loss, is not deterred by the result. He
said they suffered some injuries from the President’s Cup encounter and during the early part
of this match. “We lost the game, but not bad I would say,” Isaac said.
Finally on Sunday S.L. Horsfords St. Paul’s F.C. edged SOL IAS Conaree F.C. 2-1 in a Mother’s Day encounter. Goal scorers were: Petrez Williams (St. Paul’s) 31st min, Kadeem Lewis (Conaree)
56th min and Keithroy Freeman 64th min. Coach Iroy “Congo” Jeffers of St. Paul’s hailed his
team for a gritty win. “After the President’s Cup, we just picked up from where we left off…just
win,” he said confidently.
Coach Al Richards of Conaree was satisfied with the team’s fight and persistence, but just rued
missing their chances to score. “It was a pretty good game. We had our chances in the first half
and all through the second half. We just didn’t execute in the final third. St. Paul’s got the
opportunities and scored,” Richards said. The Premier League continues on Friday with double
headers all weekend.
Caption: St. Peters and Village Superstars Captain at the coin toss before their match on
Saturday at the Warner Park.