Sports Update: Opening Final Four matches creates excitement and tension
Basseterre, St. Kitts, 25th May, 2017 – Opening matches of the SKNFA Final Four delivered on excitement and tension for the large turn-out of spectators at the Warner Park Football Stadium on Wednesday, 24th May.
The double-header involved matches Flow 4G Cayon Rockets vs. Hobson Enterprises Garden Hotspurs, in the 6 pm match-up, and at 8 pm, S. L. Horsford St. Paul’s United came up against RAMS Village Superstars.
Both matches ended in a 1-0 score.
Cayon Rockets defeated Garden Hotspurs 1-0. The single goal scored was executed by Vinceroy Nelson in the 48th minute of play. And in spite of keen football and opportunities generated, neither team was able to convert.
The second game was characterized by assertive gameplay by both teams, stretching skills and determination to the limit. Close calls generated spectator excitement and groans, all at once, depending on what side of the fence you were on.
But success came for St. Paul’s United very early the game when Joash Leader, in the second minute of play, struck the back of the net. Village Superstars played well attempting to equalize, but it was not to be.
Here are the stats on both games:
WEDNESDAY 24th MAY 2017
AT WARNER PARK STADIUM
FLOW 4G CAYON ROCKETS 1-0 H. E. GARDEN HOTSPURS
SCORING FOR CAYON
Vinceroy Nelson 48′
Dagena Roberts (spurs) 23 ‘
Clyde Mitcham (cayon) 31′
Jayan Duncan (cayon) 59′
Tahir Hanley (spurs) 71′
Marlo Martin (spurs) 90+2′
OFFICIALS were David Phipps, Delroy Jeffers, Kenni Martin & Judell Matthew
MC: Kevin Gerald
GC: Cyril Ible
RA: Trevor Wallace
S.L. HORSFORDS ST.PAULS FC 1-0 RAMS VILLAGE SUPERSTARS FC
SCORING FOR ST. PAUL’S
Joash Leader 2′
Darrel Challenger (St. Paul’s) 13′
Keithroy Freeman (St. Paul’s) 15′
Thrizen Leader (St. Paul’s) 19′
Jakiel Leader (St. Paul’s) 26′
Thelston Chumney (Village) 29′
Jamal Jeffers (St. Paul’s) 73′
Joel Jeffers (Village) 79’
Austin Lewis (St. Paul’s) 80 ‘
Jahren Leader (St. Paul’s) 90+3
OFFICIALS were Trevester Richards, Mario Parry, O’brian Clarke & Nicholas Rose
MC: Diane Browne
GC: Derrick Fyfield
RA: Kendrea Tully