BFA Team of the Week- Wales and Empire stand aloft in Premier League
The Barbados Football Association (BFA) Premier League is four rounds into the action and the groups are shaping up quite interestingly.
In Zone 1 action over the week Neighbourhood Care Pharmacy Weymouth Wales returned to the top of the table after defeating Brittons Hill FC 2-0 and Royal Bank of Canada Capital Market Barbados Soccer Academy (BSA) were held to a 2-2 draw by Claytons Kola Tonic Notre Dame.
Empire SC kept their perfect record in Zone 2 as they defeated Scotty’s Car Rental St Andrew Lions 2-1, sitting four points clear at the top of the group with nine points.
Coach: David Ward (Notre Dame)
Goalkeeper: Richard Corbin (Youth Milan) – the veteran goalkeeper produced some outstanding saves, particularly in the first half to deny the attackers from Crane & Equipment Ellerton.
Some heroics late in the game ensured that his team held on to the 2-1 victory.
Right Center Back: Rivaldo Graham (Porey Spring) – displayed tremendous maturity despite just being in his second season in the big league.
The teenager marshaled the backline well, was composed in possession and assisted the opening goal in his team’s encounter versus the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Center Back: Dario Alleyne (Lions) – the skipper was a tower of strength versus Empire; winning all of the aerial battles and leading by example via his courageous challenges and resilience.
Left Center Back: Kemar Chase (Youth Milan) – a rocky start for the defender but after the break he was in top form, which resulted with him getting on the score sheet as well as organizing his troops to secure a necessary three points.
Right Midfield: Daniel Rowe (Notre Dame) – Rowe came off the bench and changed the dynamics for the Bayland boys.
The national beach soccer player provided good deliveries from wide positions and to cap it off, scored the Dames second goal to equalize in injury time from a well taken free-kick just outside of the penalty area.
Right Center Midfield: Romario Harewood (Wales) – a goal and an assist for the league’s most impactful player helped Wales return to the top of Zone 1.
Left Center Midfield: Josimar Skinner (Youth Milan) – the former youth national was Milan’s best player on the evening.
His passing and work rate was good enough to help his team dictate the tempo and earn their first three points of the season.
Left Midfield: Abiola Grant (Empire) – it was another good performance and another goal for the 16 year old national forward, who has now converted twice in three matches for Empire.
Right Forward: Kevin Samuel (BSA) – another goal for the Vincentian international as he scored the fastest goal in Premier League history; scored within seconds of kick off versus Notre Dame, his third goal in two matches.
Center Forward: Mario Harte (UWI) – the UWI skipper assisted his team’s opening goal and later added their second in a 2-2 tie with Mark’s Auto Spares Porey Spring.
Left Forward: Shaquille Stewart (Porey Spring) – like his counterpart and former team mate Harte, Stewart scored and assisted in his team’s 2-2 duel with the Blackbirds.