Direct TV Paradise dished out one of the more severe beatings in the 2015 Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association’s Premier League season Thursday night when they trounced Solaris Pinelands 8-0 at the Wildey, St Michael Astro Turf.
Two players registered hat-tricks with Armando Lashley scoring in the 15th, 69th and 82nd minutes, while Jabarry Chandler got a taste of the feast in the 24th, 40th and 76th minute. Ackeel Applewhaite in 91st minute and Gregg Mandeville, a minute later, completed the rout.
It was testimony to Paradise’s dominance that despite the lopsided scoreline, they actually missed a few chances.
The goal rush continued in the second game of the night, though this was a much closer affair between Rendezvous and Silver Sands, ending in a 5-3 victory for Rendezvous.
Cameron Lewis was in a benevolent mood when he scored an own goal to gift Rendezvous a 1-0 lead in the 17th minute. He got it right in the 23rd minute, though, when he scored for his own Silver Sands to make it 1-1.
National Carl Joseph scored a brace in quick succession, the 25th and 27th minutes, to make the score 3-1. Then it was the turn of the Vincentian dynamic duo of Shandel and Myron Samuel to add strikes in the 40th and 63rd minutes to make the
Rendezvous were perhaps guilty of taking their feet off the gas as the second-half was approaching a close as Mario Kinch in the 72nd minute and Jamal Pinder, the 78th, would add goals to give the final score a more respectable look.