Weymouth shoots to top

Weymouth shoots to top
Youth Milan’s Shamar Atkinson (L) trails Weymouth Wales’s captain Hadan Holligan for the ball.
Photo by George Alleyne

Not only have Weymouth Wales revived their winning ways, but the Barbados Football Association Premier League defending champions appear set to make a true fight for their third championship in a row.

The title holders of the past two seasons last week won a fixture to dust off a dismal string of four straight losses and this weekend struck three times against Youth Milan to shoot themselves up to the top of Zone One with 17 points, bypassing leaders of a week ago, UWI Blackbirds, who suffered a loss and had to settle for second position with 15 points.

It was a convincing win for Weymouth Sunday evening at the Wildey AstroTurf.

Attacking midfielder Romario Harewood gave an early signal that the defending champs were in a no-nonsense mood when he netted the first goal in the 18th minute of play with a shot from inside the 18-yard box.

Weymouth netted again nine playing minutes later thanks to scorer Shaquille Boyce capitalizing on a Youth Milan’s defensive mistake of leaving him unmarked.

Kemar Headley put the proverbial nail in the coffin in the second half when he let fly a shot past Youth Milan’s goalie, Shaquille Frank.

Last week’s Zone One leaders, UWI Blackbirds went down to Paradise of Zone Two 2-nil. This defeat stalled the Blackbirds team on 15 points enabling Weymouth to take over the lead in Zone One.

In spite of Paradise’s convincing victory, they remain in the number two position in Zone Two with 24 points, trailing Empire who are on 28.

Another of the Premier League Sunday night fixtures, Barbados Defence Force vs Notre Dame, was notable for its absurdity as the army boys put 12 goals in the Dame’s net to register a 12-0 victory.

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