Weymouth Wales halts the rut

BDF goal-scoring captain, Rashad Jules (L) trails Brittons Hill player, Kemal Smith for the ball.
Photo by George Alleyne

The boys from Weymouth Wales are breathing a sigh of relief following their 1-0 victory over Paradise that snapped a run of four straight defeats in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League 2018-2019 season.

Prior to the weekend victory fans were wondering what had become of the defending champions — who not only held the crown for last season but were kings for the football year before — as they suffered loss followed loss.

But senior national attacking midfielder Romario Harewood took a cross from Ray Snag in the six-yard box and injected one into the Paradise net during the second half of play to give long-suffering supporters something to cheer about in a fixture Sunday at the Wildey Astroturf.

That face-saving win for Weymouth earned them three points which kept the champion team in contention for the 2018-2019 title with a total 14 points, breathing down the necks of University of the West Indies Blackbirds who are on 15 points in Zone One of the League.

Another of the Sunday fixtures was also limited to one goal as the Barbados Defence Force got through with a 1-0 victory over Brittons Hill, thanks to a shot from senior national captain Rashad Jules scored 77th minute.

The soldiers, who have three championship titles under their boots, are having a bad season so far, but the win ensured that they remain in third position of Zone Two with 20 points.

Among the front runners at the end of fixtures over the weekend UWI Blackbirds won their match to ensure that they continue to lead Zone One with 15 points ahead Weymouth Wales who are on 14.

Similarly, the status quo remained in Zone Two with Empire winning their game and amassing 25 points to maintain their top position. Paradise, who were just one point behind Empire last week, have been left on 21 points owing to their loss to Weymouth.

Paradise’s Dario Harewood (L) seeks to out-jump Akeel Applewhaite of Wales for the ball in the Sunday match-up.
Photo by George Alleyne

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