Fans had their appetites whetted last night as Emerson Boyce’s 5th Avenue Bajan Elite registered a thrilling 3-2 win over Nullok 360 Connection as action continued in the LIME Pelican Football Challenge at the National Stadium.
In a game that saw a number of current and former national players take the field, national captain Jeffrey Williams found the back of the nets with a mere five minutes of action played that was mostly dominated by Bajan Elite. On the stroke of half-time national player Riviere Williams made it 2-0 and that was how the score remained when the half-time whistle blew.
On resumption 360 Connection went in search of goals, making a few runs down the flanks that failed to get them on the scoresheet. Inevitably, their search for goals left holes in their defence and it came as no surprise when Romario Harewood made it 3-0 in the 55th minute.
Only the most optimistic 360 Connection fan could have expected their team to make any sort of comeback from that position but that is precisely what they did. Six minutes after Harewood’s goal national player Kyle Gibson pulled a goal back for 360 Connection against a team that seemed to take their feet off the gas, content with the 3-0 cushion.
360 Connection continued to forge ahead seeking to make further inroads on the score while Bajan Elite sat back somewhat on defence with the occasional surge into 360 Connection territory. With seconds to go in regulation Bajan Elite had basically done enough to ensure they got full points. However, the prolific Dwayne Stanford would add to his season’s tally with a last gasp goal that made the scoreline look a bit more respectable.
There was no respectability to the scoreline of the other game as TS Strikers hammered Bajan Pride 4-1 with the game basically decided in the first-half.
TS Strikers scored all their goals in the first-half with Ramar Miller (5th minute), Jamal Chandler (11th), Rico Baptiste (16th) and Jabarry Chandler (24th) contributing to the tally. Jomo Harewood’s 81st minute strike was as good as it got for Bajan Pride. (WG)
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