It was the Joelle Gibson show yesterday as action in the Barbados Football Association’s Women’s League continued at the Emmerton, St. Michael playing field.
The dynamic Genesis striker was at the heart of virtually every offensive effort of her side as they trampled all over Technique 5-1.
Gibson got on the scoresheet as early as the tenth minute and followed that up with goals in the 32nd, 37th and 82nd minute to complete a spectacular beaver-trick. The Technique defence had no answer for Gibson’s speed and ability to shake off defenders. They did get a goal in the first half, compliments of Kayla Blackett who netted just before the whistle, but that was as good as it got for Technique. Makala Alleyne also got her name in the scorer’s column for Genesis in the 44th minute.
Mavericks’ Felicia Jarvis was also in excellent touch, scoring a hat-trick as they defeated Empire 3-1. The two teams had a few missed opportunities in the first-half but went into the break locked at 0-0. On resumption Jarvis made it 1-0 in the 50th minute but this was almost immediately cancelled out by Aricia Chandler a minute later to make it 1-1.
Mavericks continued to press Empire and were rewarded for their efforts when Jarvis netted in the 59th minute. She would complete her hat-trick three minutes from the end of regulation time.
The struggles of Eden Stars Unity One continued when they were easily disposed of 3-1 by UWI. Renasha Jones scored in the 60th minute for UWI and her effort was followed by goals from Rhea Holder in the 64th minute and Colleen Johnson in the 69th. Eden Stars Unity One got a consolation goal in the 90th minute after an infringement in the area resulted in a penalty which Riana Cyrus duly converted.