Late Drama in NBGC Premier League As Round Two Heats Up

Action between SKELEC Garden Hotspurs and DBSKN St. Peters FC

Late goals, late drama in several matches of the National Bank Group of Companies’ Premier League this past weekend, with teams rescuing a point from losing positions. It all started on Friday night when DBSKN St. Peters FC took 2-0 first half lead against SKELEC Garden Hotspurs, only for Spurs to score two goals to equalize; the second in stoppage time.

Scoring for St. Peters
Makonen Gumbs 17th min
Aiden Nurse 37th min

Scoring for Spurs
Diandre Challenger 74th min
Marvin Mc Sheen 90th + 4 min

Red cards
Jayan Duncan (St. Peters) 81st min
(Kit Manager) Eardley Nisbett (St. Peters) 84th min

Coach George Yellowman Isaac of Spurs, reiterated his team’s never say die attitude for their relentless efforts to draw the match. Meanwhile, Coach Austin Dico Huggins of St. Peters blamed in part, the red card Duncan received leaving his team being down to ten men as a reason for the collapse. “I don’t think that after we lost the player that we settled down and played the game. We tend to rush the play, therefore giving Spurs the opportunity to come forward and play the ball. It’s two brilliant goals (Spurs) scored so I must say kudos to them. But I think we once again failed so we have to continue working,” Huggins said.

On Saturday night, May 11th again we saw another late show, this time from Azul Cayon Rockets, scoring in stoppage time to draw 1-1 with Honda Newtown United.

Scoring for Newtown
Dakari Phipps 50th min

Scoring for Cayon
Malik Roberts 90th + 7 mins

Red card
Dakari Phipps (Newtown) 90th + 8 min

Coach of Cayon Anthony “Nets” Isaac, was full of praises for his team. “It’s a joy to get it in the manner in which we got it. We were under a lot of pressure to be honest, but after (Newtown) scored, the players decided we have to get one back,” Isaac said. Then, again on Sunday; a six-goal thriller at Warner Park and a repeat of last year’s finals: SL Horfords St. Paul’s United and Rams Village Superstars.

(half time score 1 – 1)

Goal scorers for St. Pauls
Jovaughn Leader 19th min
Kalonji Clarke 52nd min
Keithroy Freeman 86th min

Goal scorers for Village
Gvaune Amory 7th min
Hasani Flemming 72nd min
Dahjal Kelly 90th + 9 min

Coach Stephen Clarke of Village talked about the resilient spirit of his team, but said its time they begin getting three points from their matches, instead of draws. “We wanted three points. We needed the three points; we didn’t get it. Still, we got one point; we will accept it and move on,” Clarke lamented.

Jamal Jeffers of St. Paul’s United said his team will keep fighting. “In football it’s about moments, it about both attack and defense and in those moments you want to be switched on 100%. Unfortunately, we gave up a late goal but you still see the resilience of the team. We know what St. Paul’s’ can produce. Everybody knows that. We just have to find our rhythm and get back to winning ways,” he said.

In other results: on Saturday May 11,

(half time score 1 – 0 in favour of Bath United)
FINAL SCORE 2 – 0 in favour of Hot Springs Bath United

Scoring for Bath United
Ammarni Williams with the 2 goals -38th & 54th min

On Sunday May 12:

(half time score 3 – 0 in favour of Old Road Jets)
FINAL SCORE 4 – 0 in favour of MFCR United Old Road Jets

Scoring for Old Road Jets
Jarden Isaac 16th min
Nequan Browne struck twice 21st & 52nd min
Geovannie Lake 33rd min

Round 2 of the NBGC Premier League continues this Friday May 17 at 8pm at the Warner Park.

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