A three-goal spurt in four minutes saw MFCR Old Road United Jets dismiss Hotsprings Bath United 3-0 on Sunday at Warner Park in the SKNFA Premier League. Old Road struggled to make an impact in the first half, as the hot afternoon sun seemed to have taken a toll on both teams. But in the second half, Old Road found energy and verve, scoring three goals in four minutes to seal the win and another three points.
Scoring for Old Road
Kaylon Liburd 60th
Tiquanny Williams 62nd min
Nequan Browne 64th min
Old Road was one of only two teams to win their matches in the Premier League on the weekend. Coach Alexis Morris of Old Road, explained why his team started off so flat but played so much better in the second half. “Let me tip my hat to the Bath United team because they really put us to the test,” he said. “We started a bit flat. We asked the guys to conserve some energy but to me, they went away from that and as a result of that, they were running all over the pitch…Luckily at the break, we were able to talk, we were able to regroup and we were able to put things together and play the kind of (football) that we are capable of playing,” Morris said.
Bath’s Coach Alex Claxton sought to explain the reason his team gave up three goals in four minutes. “I would say sometimes the game would throw a number of things at you…and I think this was one of those moments when our players lapsed. I think decision-making played a role in that regard so we have to go back to the drawing board and try to fix those things,” Claxton said.
Also on Sunday, Rams Village Superstars drew 1-1 with H.E. Garden Hotspurs.
Score for Village
Joseph Wilkes 44th min
Score for Spurs
Steve Archibald 48th min
Akio Benjamin (Spurs) 80th min
(For receiving a 2nd caution during the match)
Assistant Coach of Spurs Rohan Browne, was not happy with the draw, as he said they had several opportunities to win the match. “We dominated the game, to be honest. We dominated from start to end. We had most chances,” Brown said. “We had some chances on the break. I am disappointed but the guys played with heart and they finished off the game with one point. Not what we wanted but well done to the team,” the assistant coach added.
Coach Stephen Clarke of Village was also not pleased with a draw, saying the result was not what they were looking for. “I expected three points but that’s how it goes sometimes. You just have to go back to the playing field, regroup and come back again,” Clarke said.