Barbados football showdown looms

BDF’s Jelani Keizer protects the ball from Ellerton’s Roshon Gittens in last Sunday’s semi-final encounter.
Photo by George Alleyne

Having already established themselves as the island’s undisputed top football team for 2019 the Barbados Defence Force boys are now set for another clash with Weymouth Wales, who they defeated to take the Premier League title just over a week ago.

The soldiers bested Weymouth with a 5 – 4 goal aggregate at the end of the final game in a three-match playoff for the Premier League title two Sundays ago, but results in the Barbados Football Association’s knockout competition, Champions Cup, last weekend now pit these two teams for a clash in the final.

These sides, who are now undoubtedly Barbados’s best men’s senior football teams, beat their opponents in the KO competition semi-final playoffs Sunday to set the stage for a rematch — albeit for a different and lesser title.

The BDF players, who had to settle for runner-up position in this Champions Cup competition last year, over the weekend thrashed Ellerton 7-2.

On that same Sunday evening fixtures at the Wildey Astroturf, Weymouth put a 6-2 drubbing in Brittons Hill.

These results set the scene for a showdown this coming Sunday when the Weymouth players will do their best to show that they are better than the Premier League what was shown in the Premier League loss to BDF, and on the other hand the army boys will be out to show that they are true Barbados 2019 champions by doing the double and taking the Champions Cup to stand on their display wall along with the League trophy.

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