SKNFA Premier League Father’s Day action saw St. Peters F.C. and Fast Cash Saddlers play to
a 1-1 draw. Saddlers would be ruing the chance to get their second victory in four matches
having multiple chances in the second half to take the win—going down 1 nil at halftime. That
goal came from Aiden Nurse in the 26th minute for St. Peters. But shortly before Aiden’s goal,
Leonardo Morton was sent off in the 17th minute for using abusive and insulting language
towards the match official, leaving St. Peters with nine men. Saddlers failed to make that
numerical advantage count, missing a penalty which was saved by the St. Peters custodian. It
took a brilliant free kick from Karl Tuitt in the 86th minute rescued a point for Saddlers. Saddlers
Captain Junique Eddy rued the miss opportunities for Saddlers.
“I think we suffered from the start, we were not able to put away our chances early,” a frustrated
Eddy said. “Today St. Peters were down a man and they were able to put one of the chances into
the goal. We got a penalty late on, which we would normally put away and use it to spring our
comeback…we were able to get one after but I think not scoring that penalty might have put a
little doubt in the guys’ head so by the time we got that equalizer, it felt like it was maybe a bit
too late. It’s hard,” he further lamented.
He said it seems the team will have to do some more work on their shooting in training. “I think
maybe the guys overthink their finishing ability and maybe that’s what keeps them away from
maybe putting it away, but I think it needs more target practice. It needs more target practice, it
needs more dedication to putting the ball where it needs to go,” he explained. Meanwhile, St.
Peters coach was satisfied with the performance, considering they played most of the match with
10 men. “We performed OK (based) on the circumstances…we had to fight to keep them from
scoring,” he added. Defensively I feel we held our own but unfortunately, they got a free kick
and they scored.”
For the rest of the season, he expects more of his bench players to get opportunities. “We know
we secured a spot in the (playoffs) so going forward we give some of the young players a little
more time just to give the other players some rest,” Coach Isaac added. The SKNFA Premier
league continues this Wednesday at 6pm.
Caption: Saddlers Captain Junique Eddy