Premier, First Division: Devonshire, Wolves Win

January 6, 2019

The second half of the Bermuda Football Association [BFA] leagues competitions returned to the fore on Saturday [Jan 5], with Somerset commencing the stretch run in better fashion than the first half with a draw at home with X-Roads, who squandered a prime opportunity to take over the top spot in the Premier Division.

In the First Division recent Shield finalists Hamilton Parish may have doomed their chances of promotion in crashing to defeat against Wolves a 3-0 defeat, while Devonshire Colts enhanced their status just slightly in beating up on cellar dwellers Vasco da Gama.

Premier Division

Somerset Trojans 2 X-Road’s 2

Somerset Trojans picked up only their third point of the season and X-Road’s relinquished the chance to move – at least temporarily – to the top of the standings as the two teams played to a 2 – 2 draw at Somerset Cricket Club.

Jaden Rattery-Smith gave the Somerset Trojans the lead in the 34th minute, before the Premier Division’s leading goalscorer Donovan Thompson equalized just three minutes later.

X-Roads retook the lead when Paul Simons found the back of the net in the 40th minute, as they took the 2-1 advantage into the break.

Somerset Trojans, still without a league win all season, showed resilience in the face of adversity in managing to score the only goal of the second half through D’Andre Wainwright, who scored in the 54th minute to assure the two teams shared the points.

First Division

Vasco 2 Devonshire Colts 6

At Bernard Park, Jomei Bean –Lindo would score twice to lead the Devonshire Colts to a 6 – 2 win over Vasco. Devonshire Colts also got single strikes from Diego Richardson, Teniko Eve, Charles Trott and Eli Smith, while Vasco got goals from Marco Mota and Kristian Singh.

Hamilton Parish 0 Wolves 3

Wolves stunned Hamilton Parish pulling off a 3 – 0 win at Wellington Oval to inflict serious damage on Parish’s chances of moving into a top two position and placing themselves in better position to earn promotion to the Premiership at season’s end.

Parish appeared the worse for wear following an arduous Christmas break that saw them maake it all the way to the Shield final and Wolves took the advantage a quarter hour into the second when home-grown talent, Lamelle Paynter, scored.

Nine minutes after Russ Ford doubled the lead and Wolves were on heir way, while Parish dropped their heads realising the opportunity slipping away.

All that was left at the end was for veteran and player/coach Vince Minors Jr. to secure the target and salt away the three points in favour of the men from Hermitage Road.

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