Only one match was played in the SKNFA Premier League last week Friday night at the Newtown playing field. Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs and St. Peters FC played to a 1-1 draw. Shervin Allen scored for Spurs in the 30th minute with his team dominating the first half. But in the second half, St. Peters rose to the occasion and dominated possession, pressing for the equalizer. In the end, Shevene Boston scored a stunning strike outside the area, giving St. Peters a well-deserved equalizer. Spurs had a chance in the second half to retake the lead but missed the opportunity. St. Peters coach Austin “Dico” Huggins, said he told his players at half-time, to press the ball in the attacking third, in order to get back in the game.
“I asked them to be more tactical. We need to press more in the attacking third for Spurs to come over the top because we would be able to take them out of their game with that,” Huggins said, adding that the change in tactics, resulted in a more competitive game.
Assistant Coach of Spurs Rohan Browne, said he was disappointed with the result. “Maybe the players got a bit complacent. We were dominating the first half. After the goal, we had ample chances…that’s something we have to address on the training pitch,” Browne lamented. The result gives St. Peters their first point of the season.