St Michael North West launched a stirring comeback last night in the David Thompson Memorial Constituency Councils Football Classic, but in the end St Michael North East left the Passage Road, St Michael ground as 3-2 victors.
Before a sizeable crowd David Forde was the first to score when in the 29th minute he put the ball in the back of the St Michael North West nets. Just over ten minutes later Michael Forde made it 2-0. And on the stroke of half-time Andre Gill all-but put the nail in North West’s coffin with a third strike to go into the break with a comfortable 3-0 advantage.
But whatever pep talk St Michael North West coach Robert Jones had with his players, it seemed to work wonders on resumption of the game. Ten minutes into the second-half Terry Adamson scored to reduce the deficit. It was all-out attack from North West for long stretches of the game and their industry was rewarded in the 82nd minute when Keon Atkins’ goal made it 3-2.
They then pressed hard for the equalizer but the now under-siege St Michael North East resisted manfully until the final whistle to take full points.
In another game played Shaquhere Springer and Kemar Headley scored in the 4th and 90th minutes respectively as St Michael West sent St George North packing back to the country with a 2-0 defeat.
The competition continues on Friday with games to be played at Belfield and Grantley Adams.