Trafalgar Southstars have shot up the top of the 2023 SKNFA Division 1 table after they drubbed 607 Construction Lodge Patriots 5-0 on Thursday in Cayon. Southstars have only lost one game so far this season and have leapfrogged Mantab FC, the only team in St. Kitts Nevis football yet to lose a match. They lead Mantab by a point—30 to 29 points.
Trafalgar Southstars vs 607 Construction Lodge Patriots
(half time score 3 – 0 in favour of Southstars)
Final Score 5 – 0 in favour of Trafalgar Southstars
Scoring for Southstars
Alphonso Francis 7th min
Jabari Willett hat trick – 20th, 32nd & 49th min
Ronaldo Nisbett 60th min
Meanwhile, on Saturday also in Cayon, Hardtimes United dismissed Rivers of Living Water 3-0.
Lejae Lebore (56th min)
Kerry Moore (62nd min)
Tamarley Wilkinson (PK 80th min)
Captain of Hardtimes Jarron Hamilton said the team played better in the second half. “First half was a bit frustrating. In the second half, we came out with a different game plan. We were able to get three goals. That’s another win. So, we are undefeated in maybe eight games right now. So, we are trying to keep the momentum to go on until straight to the second round to see if we can make it to the top,” Hamilton said. He said an all-around team effort is helping Hardtimes get good results in recent times.
Meanwhile, Derrick Mills, a player with Rivers, said the player shortage continues to plague Rivers, despite getting new players in the second transfer window. “We’ve been playing most of the time with 11 men or less than 11. Sometimes it’s a struggle to get players to come out and play. We just have to regroup and come again next season,” he said. “We have a few new players but we have been struggling a bit in terms of players getting injured… because we have been playing with a steady 11 or steady 10 players most of the time and some of the players have been playing injured. That is what has been hampering us throughout the whole season,” he said. That win has shot Hardtimes to 5th in the table.
Going back to Thursday:
Mantab vs TGE Dieppe Bay Eagles
(half time score 0 – 2 in favour of Dieppe Bay)
Final Score 3 – 3.
Scoring for Dieppe Bay Eagles
Nathaniel Huggins struck twice 17th & 40th min
Ronaldo Matthew (pk) 59th min
Scoring for Mantab
Sylvester Alexander hat trick – 52nd, 54th & 83rd min
Division 1 continues with matches on Tuesday.