BDFSP stay on course to secure double
The Barbados Defense Force Sports Programme (BDFSP) marched into the Barbados Football Association (BFA) Champions Cup final emphatically last Sunday night.
The reigning BFA Premier League champions defeated Crane & Equipment Ellerton 7-2 at the BFA Wildey Turf.
Before the fans could settle, BDFSP were ahead. T’Shane Lorde’s shot was saved by Ellerton’s goalkeeper Jamar Brewster but the ball ricocheted off the body of defender Anson Barrow and went into the net in the 2nd minute.
Four minutes after conceding, Ellerton equalized from the penalty spot, as BDFSP’s Jelani Keizer brought down Roshon Gittens inside the penalty area.
Ellerton skipper Shakille Belle took responsibility and easily converted from 12 yards.
Gittens gave Ellerton the lead in the 27th minute, scoring from close range after receiving a cross from the right.
BDFSP talisman Omani Leacock scored the first of his two goals in the 44th minute to level the score before the break. He scored for the second time in the 79th minute.
Rashawn Kellman curled a 25 yard free-kick into the top left corner in the 58th minute.
Jelani Keizer (73rd), Antonio Arthur (78th) and substitute Demario Ward (92nd) completed the BDFSP score card.
BDFSP will be without versatile player Akeem Hill who ejected by referee Matthew Alleyne in the 63rd minute, along with Ellerton duo Romario Drakes and Rosean Brathwaite.