Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme are the knockout football kings of Barbados.
Sunday night, at the National Stadium, the BDF defeated Brittons Hill 4-3 in a thrilling conclusion to the Barbados Football Association’s Knockout Competition. It was an encounter that lived up to expectations and kept fans entertained despite the prevailing wet and blustery conditions.
At the end of regulation time, the game was deadlocked at 2-2, after being 1-1 at the half-time break.†But in extra time it came down to a situation of which team was the fitter unit and BDF, showing obvious urgency, came up trumps on this score with two further strikes to cancel out Walton Burrowes’ late second-half effort.
Finding the back of the nets for the victors were Kemar Dottin (34th minute), Chai Lloyd (78th), (Mario Harte (110th), and Shamar Edwards (111th), while Luther Watson (48th ), Aranties Lawrence (63rd) and Burrowes (92nd ) netted for Brittons Hill.
For the BDF, it marked two successive years of achievement, having grabbed the division one title last year.
In the third-place match, Weymouth Wales swamped Silver Sands 5-0 with Dwayne Stanford scoring a hat-trick to cap a prolific season. Jabar Greene and Antonio Thomas also netted for the winners.††