Beaten again

It was a game that whetted the appetites of football lovers Sunday night. And when the final whistle sounded defending champions, University of the West Indies Blackbirds, were on the losing end once more.

Blackbirds are yet to score a win in this year’s Digicel-sponsored Barbados Football Association Premier League and a very focused Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme made it two defeats in two games with a thrilling 3-2 win in front of their exuberant fans at the National Stadum.

The soldiers had held the title for three consecutive years before relinquishing it to the UWI Blackbirds last year and therefore last night’s featured game was one not to be missed.

That win has taken the soldiers to six-points at the top of the standings, and made them $1000 richer, having won both of their opening games this season.

UWI were very attacking from the opening whistle, especially in the midfield marshalled by Jomo Harris, and that allowed them to take a 1-0 lead as early as the 12th minute. Justin White from the middle crossed to Mario Harte on the left flank, and the national striker placed a well-measured ball that connected onto the forehead of Corey Barrow and into the back of the nets. Read more

Source: Barbados Today